Anaphylaxis due to oral melphalan

B. V. Lawrence, H. A. Harvey, A. Lipton

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The common side effects of melphalan include nausea, vomiting, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Rarer toxic reactions such as pulmonary fibrosis and acute leukemia due to prolonged use of oral melphalan have been reported. The authors report here a patient who developed an anaphylactic reaction while receiving oral melphalan adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-732
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Treatment Reports
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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