Leucovorin-induced hypersensitivity reaction.

@article{Damaske2012LeucovorininducedHR,
  title={Leucovorin-induced hypersensitivity reaction.},
  author={Avni Damaske and Nichole Ma and Reba Williams},
  journal={Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={136-9}
}
Leucovorin is a reduced form of folic acid, which has multiple uses.(1) In this case report, it is used in combination with fluorouracil in the treatment of colon cancer. We describe a 53-year-old male, who was started on FOLFOX 6 + bevacizumab who experienced a hypersensitivity reaction to leucovorin. There have been very few cases of leucovorin hypersensitivity reactions reported in the literature. In this case, symptoms include flushing, hives, body pain, headaches, elevated blood pressures… CONTINUE READING
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