How soon after a radiological interventional procedure can one expect to see radiation-induced erythema?
In a few cases where doses are very high, erythema can be observed a few hours after irradiation. This timing makes the recognition of the possible link between the irradiation and skin symptoms easier, but this situation is rare. In most cases [Wagner 2007] the delay is typically about two to three weeks before symptoms emerge, and three to four weeks before is the symptoms are sufficiently irritating for the patient to see a doctor. Thus, if not informed in advance, physicians and patients do not usually associate the skin reaction with the radiological procedure.
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