Isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis with recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces treated with chemotherapy and chemical pleurodesis

@article{Valliani2009IsolatedPL,
  title={Isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis with recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces treated with chemotherapy and chemical pleurodesis},
  author={Lubbna Valliani and V. Kanwar and A Schwartz},
  journal={Pediatric Blood \& Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={53}
}
increased and prolonged calcium folinate rescue. Nevertheless, there is a certain incidence of subacute neurotoxicity independent of MTX pharmacokinetics. We observed delayed neurotoxicity in an osteosarcoma patient following a 4 hour 12 g/mMTX infusion and rescued by calcium folinate from hours 28 to 90. Even in protocols including administration of folinate after any single intrathecal MTX dosage subacute neurotoxicity is observed occasionally as recently reported [5]. The fact that in all of… Expand
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