Dummer, R. and Miller, K. and Eilles, Christoph and Burg, G. (1991) The Skin: An Immunoreactive Target Organ during Interleukin-2 Administration. Dermatologica 183 (2), pp. 95-99.
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Six patients with metastatic malignant melanoma were treated systemically with dacarbazine and interleu-kin-2 (IL-2). During IL-2 administration all patients developed a macular erythematousrash followed by scaling which began 24–48 h after IL-2 infusion. The dermatological changes were associated with elevated interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factor α serum levels (immunoradiometric assay). Histology revealed nonspecific spongiotic foci in the epidermis and a perivascular mononuclear infiltrate in the dermis. Immunohistochemistry characterized this infiltrate mainly as activated T helper lymphocytes and revealed the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 by endothelial cells and keratinocytes that might have been induced by interferon-γ. The skin reactions associated with systemic IL-2 administration show that the skin actually participates as a target organ. They should be differentiated from drug eruptions.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Abteilung für Nuklearmedizin|
|Keywords:||Interleukin-2; Immunotherapy; Side effects; Interferon-γ: Tumor necrosis factor α|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||15 Jun 2011 08:35|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2011 08:35|
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