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Therapeutics in Dermatology
A reference textbook in dermatology

Radiation dermatitis

13 March 2014, by MATEUS C. & THOMAS M.

1 - DEFINITION AND DIAGNOSIS

Radiation dermatitis is a cutaneous lesion induced by ionising radiation. It was at one time considered to be a major risk of conventional radiotherapy, but it has become less common and less severe since the 1970s with the development of high- and medium-energy accelerators. There are several types of radiation dermatitis [1].

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