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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 574708, 2 pages
Case Report

Bleomycin-Induced Flagellate Erythema in a Patient Diagnosed with Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor

Gynaecology Unit, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sycamore House, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, UK

Received 7 October 2015; Accepted 10 December 2015

Academic Editor: Marcel W. Bekkenk

Copyright © 2015 Stergios Boussios et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Flagellate linear hyperpigmentation can rarely be caused by the chemotherapy agent, bleomycin. Herein, we describe the case of a 20-year-old woman treated with bleomycin for an ovarian yolk sac tumor and review the prominent features of this form of dermatitis.