Localized anagen effluvium and cataract development following an extended fluoroscopic interventional procedure

Calida Danko, Jason Suszko, Nicole Fett

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Abstract

The skin and the eyes are prone to radiation-induced injury in fluoroscopic procedures. The degree of injury is related to various exposure and patient-related factors. We report a man who presented with an alopecic patch on the left occipital scalp following an extended fluoroscopically-guided endovascular procedure. He subsequently experienced complete hair regrowth, but was later diagnosed with a cataract in his left eye. To our knowledge this is the first report of both anagen effluvium and cataract development in a patient following fluoroscopic radiation exposure. It is important for dermatologists to be aware of these mucocutaneous side effects of radiation exposure to ensure proper management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdoj_33166
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume22
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • Radiation hair diseases
  • Radiation injuries
  • Skin radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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