Hyperpyrexia, allergic-type response and death occurring with low-dose bleomycin administration.

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This is a case report of hyperpyrexia, shock and death following initial injection of low-dose bleomycin (7.5 units) for a poorly differentiated metastatic carcinoma. Premedication with high-dose dexamethasone and acetaminophen did not abort the reaction. A review of the literature uncovered one nearly fatal reaction to a test dose of 1 unit of bleomycin… (More)

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@article{Levy1980HyperpyrexiaAR, title={Hyperpyrexia, allergic-type response and death occurring with low-dose bleomycin administration.}, author={Rona L. Levy and S Chiarillo}, journal={Oncology}, year={1980}, volume={37 5}, pages={316-7} }