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Erysipelas of the upper extremity following locoregional therapy for breast cancer

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dc.contributor.author El Saghir N.S.
dc.contributor.author Otrock Z.K.
dc.contributor.author Bizri A.R.N.
dc.contributor.author Uwaydah M.M.
dc.contributor.author Oghlakian G.O.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date Oct-2005
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-05T15:40:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-05T15:40:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.breast.2005.02.011
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dc.identifier.issn 09609776
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/17362
dc.description.abstract Cellulitis is a well-known complication of lymphedema of the lower extremities. Erysipelas of the upper extremity complicating breast cancer therapy has never been reported in the English-language literature. We describe seven breast cancer patients with erysipelas of the upper extremity. Five had a predisposing injury to the extremity. All patients responded very well to intravenous antibiotics without any sequelae. They had rapid resolution with typical desquamation. No long-term sequelae were seen except for mild increase of lymphedema. Erysipelas should be listed as a rare complication after locoregional therapy for breast cancer. Intravenous penicillin should be used as the initial therapy. Prevention of arm lymphedema and avoidance of any trauma to the arm are important prophylactic measures. Sentinel lymph node biopsy reduces the rate of axillary lymph node dissection and thus should reduce the incidence of lymphedema and erysipelas. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (347-351)
dc.language English
dc.publisher EDINBURGH
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Breast; Publication Year: 2005; Volume: 14; no. 5; Pages: (347-351);
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dc.title Erysipelas of the upper extremity following locoregional therapy for breast cancer
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El Saghir, N.S., Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Otrock, Z.K., Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Bizri, A.R.N., Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Uwaydah, M.M., Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Oghlakian, G.O., Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress El Saghir, N.S.; Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon; email: nagi.saghir@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Internal Medicine; Division: Infectious Diseases;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Internal Medicine
dc.contributor.authorDivision Infectious Diseases
dc.contributor.authorEmail nagi.saghir@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials El Saghir, NS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Otrock, ZK
dc.contributor.authorInitials Bizri, ARN
dc.contributor.authorInitials Uwaydah, MM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Oghlakian, GO
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El Saghir, NS (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Med Ctr, Div Hematol Oncol, Dept Internal Med, POB 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon.
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.publisher.address JOURNAL PRODUCTION DEPT, ROBERT STEVENSON HOUSE, 1-3 BAXTERS PLACE, LEITH WALK, EDINBURGH EH1 3AF, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
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dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Breast
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 5
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Breast
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Breast
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Antibiotics
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Breast cancer
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Erysipelas
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lymphedema
dc.subject.otherChemCAS cefalotin, 153-61-7, 58-71-9
dc.subject.otherChemCAS cefazolin, 25953-19-9, 27164-46-1
dc.subject.otherChemCAS clindamycin, 18323-44-9
dc.subject.otherChemCAS penicillin G, 1406-05-9, 61-33-6
dc.subject.otherChemCAS penicillin V, 87-08-1
dc.subject.otherChemCAS Anti-Bacterial Agents
dc.subject.otherChemCAS Penicillins
dc.subject.otherIndex antineoplastic agent
dc.subject.otherIndex cefalotin
dc.subject.otherIndex cefazolin
dc.subject.otherIndex clindamycin
dc.subject.otherIndex penicillin G
dc.subject.otherIndex penicillin V
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex axillary lymph node
dc.subject.otherIndex beta hemolytic Streptococcus
dc.subject.otherIndex breast cancer
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer therapy
dc.subject.otherIndex clinical article
dc.subject.otherIndex clinical feature
dc.subject.otherIndex disease duration
dc.subject.otherIndex disease predisposition
dc.subject.otherIndex disease severity
dc.subject.otherIndex drug efficacy
dc.subject.otherIndex erysipelas
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex infection risk
dc.subject.otherIndex lymph node dissection
dc.subject.otherIndex lymphedema
dc.subject.otherIndex mastectomy
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex risk assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex risk factor
dc.subject.otherIndex sentinel lymph node biopsy
dc.subject.otherIndex skin exfoliation
dc.subject.otherIndex treatment outcome
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Anti-Bacterial Agents
dc.subject.otherIndex Axilla
dc.subject.otherIndex Breast Neoplasms
dc.subject.otherIndex Erysipelas
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lymph Node Excision
dc.subject.otherIndex Lymphedema
dc.subject.otherIndex Mastectomy
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Penicillins
dc.subject.otherIndex Recurrence
dc.subject.otherIndex Upper Extremity
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus
dc.subject.otherWOS Oncology
dc.subject.otherWOS Obstetrics and Gynecology


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