Executive summary

This study reported incidence of acute radiation dermatitis (ARD) of 57 NPC patients treated with PBT. The maximum ARD grade was 1, 2, and 3 in 26 (45.6%), 24 (42.1%), and 7 (12.3%) of the patients, respectively. The results show ARD is a major concern for patients with NPC treated with PBT, especially those with habitual smoking or advanced nodal status. Topical corticosteroid, silver sulfadiazine, and non-adhering silicone dressing are effective for treating ARD induced by PBT. 

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