What approach can help to diagnose radiation-induced erythema after a radiological procedure?
In clinical practice, the diagnosis of radiation induced erythema may be either extremely difficult (as has been the case in many patients in the past) or very easy, if the appropriate approach is followed. The worst situation may occur when the patient has not been informed at all about the possible skin effects, and when no follow-up, whatever its type, has been planned. In such a situation, the patient leaves the facility with no knowledge about the potential skin effects. If an effect develops, the patient is not likely to associate it with the procedure, which was performed previously. If the patient seeks medical help for the erythema, the physician might not realize that the angiographic procedure could have caused the effect and will look for other diagnoses, all of which would be incorrect. Care will be uncertain. The literature reports on many cases for which weeks have been lost in trying to put a name on the strange and unusual skin lesions presented by the patient, with a
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