Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Contact dermatitis due to 5-FU

Contact dermatitis due to 5-FU

History

         A middle-aged woman diagnosed with actinic cheilitis and for which 5-FU cream had been prescribed. One week later she presented with severe oozy and crusted dermatitis reaction involving the lips and surrounding perioral region. The 5-FU ointment had been stopped and topical steroid was advised.