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Acute radiation dermatitis remains one of the most commonly observed side effect during radiation therapy leading to complication such as superinfection or treatment disruption. Its management is characterized by a great heterogeneity. Few strategies have demonstrated a benefit in preventing radiation dermatitis, which relies mostly on decreasing dose delivered to the skin and skin care practices. Simple emollients and use of topical steroids can be useful in early stages. The singularity of the skin toxicity seen with cetuximab and radiotherapy warrants a specific grading system and distinctive clinical treatment with use of antibiotics. Copyright © 2012 Société française de radiothérapie oncologique (SFRO). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

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A Modesto, J-C Faivre, F Granel-Brocard, Y-G Tao, Y Pointreau. Evaluation and management of acute radiation dermatitis]. Cancer radiothérapie : journal de la Société française de radiothérapie oncologique. 2012 Sep;16(5-6):456-61

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