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Indian J Palliat Care. 2017 Jul-Sep;23(3):350-352. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_23_17.

Topical Menthol for Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

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Department of Medical Oncology, San Salvatore Hospital, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

Abstract

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients' everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic colon cancer and previous chemotherapies. He came to our attention with a peripheral neuropathy that impaired his quality of life and could limit the further line of chemotherapy. We treated the neuropathy with menthol aqueous cream with benefit.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer; TRPM8; chemotherapy; menthol; neuropathic pain

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