Functional acute liver failure after treatment with pegylated asparaginase in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: potential impact of plasmapheresis


Dear Editor, Here, we report on a patient with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia who presented with functional acute liver failure following the first application of pegylated asparaginase (PEG-asparaginase). The clinical and laboratory situation was characterized by jaundices, ascites, and severe coagulation abnormalities. We performed plasmapheresis for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00277-016-2773-0

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