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Perioperative retinoic acid syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
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PMID:  22608587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), a vitamin A derivative, is prescribed for induction of chemotherapy in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Like other chemotherapy agents, ATRA has an adverse effect known as retinoic acid syndrome. The case of a 22 year old woman with acute promyelocytic leukemia, who received ATRA and subsequently developed retinoic acid syndrome, is presented. The patient's symptoms resolved after administration of dexamethasone, allowing the completion of chemotherapy without further complications.
Nikolay A Usoltsev; M Saeed Dhamee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1873-4529     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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