Medical Oncology and Tumor Pharmacotherapy

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 297–298 | Cite as

Hypersensitivity reaction to epirubicin

  • J. Cassidy
  • E. M. Rankin
Case Report


A patient with metastatic breast cancer treated with epirubicin (Pharmorubicin) developed a severe urticarial reaction which progressed to ulcération following possible sensitisation to the drug by preceding extravasation.

Key words

Epirubicin Hypersensitivity Extravasation 


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Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cassidy
    • 1
  • E. M. Rankin
    • 1
  1. 1.CRC Department of Medical OncologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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