Fludarabine-induced hemolytic anemia: successful treatment by rituximab


Paydas S.

HEMATOLOGY JOURNAL, cilt.5, ss.81-83, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1038/sj.thj.6200339
  • Dergi Adı: HEMATOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-83

Özet

Autoimmune disorders are frequent in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Some drugs such as fludarabine may increase the risk of these phenomena and may even be fatal. The management of autoimmune disorders is not standard and corticosteroid is the most frequently used drug in these situations. Here, a case with CLL and severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with fludarabine and successful treatment by rituximab has been reported.