Pulmonary toxicity with oxaliplatin and capecitabine/5-Fluorouracil chemotherapy: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Chan2011PulmonaryTW,
  title={Pulmonary toxicity with oxaliplatin and capecitabine/5-Fluorouracil chemotherapy: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Andrew Kit Wah Chan and Bok A. Choo and John Glaholm},
  journal={Onkologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 8-9},
  pages={443-6}
}
BACKGROUND Oxaliplatin in combination with either 5-fluorouracil or capecitabine is commonly used in the treatment of colorectal cancer and is rarely associated with pulmonary toxicity. This is the first reported case of oxaliplatin and capecitabine/5-fluorouracil causing pulmonary toxicity in a patient with pre-existing asymptomatic interstitial lung disease. CASE REPORT We report a case of a man who was treated with oxaliplatin and capecitabine for 1 cycle, then subsequently with… CONTINUE READING
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