Thursday, December 2, 2010

Answer to Yesterday's Medical Quiz




The answer to the strange  lesions seen on the patient in yesterday's image challenge is #5 - bleomycin reaction.  The patient was treated with intralesional bleomycin for a lesion on her tongue.  Within a week she developed painless, non-itchy hyperpigmentation on her trunk. 

Bleomycin is a medication that is used for certain types of cancer.  Twenty percent of patients treated with bleomycin have such a reaction.

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