Case – Leuprolide acetate-induced necrotic skin ulceration
Keywords:skin necrosis, leuprolide acetate, adverse reactions, injection
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has become a well-established modality in the management of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer.1 Leuprolide acetate, a synthetically derived gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR ) agonist, is commonly used for ADT in men.2 Despite proven effectiveness, the administration of GnRHR agonists is associated with common adverse reactions, such as impotence, hot flashes, and fatigue. Injection site reactions have also been documented; however, these are infrequent, with the most common being localized pain.3,4 Herein, we report a case of necrotic skin ulceration following multiple administrations of intramuscular leuprolide acetate.
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