E-Mail and photographs: A case report of a patient-initiated diagnostic tool in the era of electronic communication

Mindy Hartgers, Aminah Jatoi

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This case report reviews some of the clinical aspects of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor-induced rash, and, more importantly, it describes a specific case in which the diagnosis of such a rash occurred by means of a patient-initiated photographic electronic communication. The fact that this electronic communication was patient-initiated suggests that health care providers will likely be asked to make clinical decisions based on this type of communication soon and that this type of seemingly low-cost approach will likely become an important aspect of cancer symptom control and palliative care in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Palliative Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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