Docetaxel

INTRODUCTION

The taxanes are new antineoplastic agents used in the treatment of advanced breast, ovarian, lung and head and neck cancers. Nail changes from taxanes include nail pigmentation, splinter hemor­rhage, Beau’s line, onycholysis, subungual suppura­tion, acute paronychia and subungual abscesses.

We report a patient with onycholysis and sub­ungual abscesses involving all finger nails, which developed after 4 months of taxane administration to treat advanced lung cancer. canadian cialis