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Burkitt lymphoma in a child with atopic dermatitis and a 7-year history of regular topical tacrolimus use.

Abstract

We describe the case of a boy who presented with abdominal Burkitt lymphoma; he had been regularly using tacrolimus ointment 0.1% for severe recurrent atopic dermatitis for 7 years immediately prior to developing cancer. We present his medical history and review the current knowledge regarding a link between topical tacrolimus and malignancy risk.

Authors

Pleasant L, Skinner S, Pulliam J, Challa H, D'Orazio J

Institution

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536-0096, USA.

Source

Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 89:3 2012 Mar pg 117-20

MeSH

Administration, Cutaneous
Burkitt Lymphoma
Child
Dermatitis, Atopic
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Ileal Diseases
Ileal Neoplasms
Ileocecal Valve
Immunosuppressive Agents
Intussusception
Male
Tacrolimus
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22530327