• Balaji O Postgraduate, Department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal, manipal university
  • Amita D Postgraduate, Department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal, manipal university
  • Navin Patil Assistant Professor, Department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal, manipal university




Sorafenib an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor is used in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma and thyroid cancer. Sorafenib acts by inhibiting various kinases like tyrosine kinase, RET tyrosine kinase, endothelial growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor 2 and 3 inhibits angiogenesis and cell proliferation. Acneiform eruptions are known side effect of EGFR inhibitors with incidence ranging between 20 to 90 percent [3], but acneiform eruptions with Sorafenib is seldom seen. Hence, we report a case of Sorafenib induced acneiform eruptions.

Keywords: Sorafenib, EGFR, acneiform eruptions, adverse drug reactions


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How to Cite

O, B., A. D, and N. Patil. “SORAFENIB INDUCED ACNEIFORM ERUPTIONS: A CASE REPORT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 6-7, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i4.16805.



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