Severe respiratory syncytial virus pulmonary infection in a patient treated with fludarabine for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

@article{Eftekhari1998SevereRS,
  title={Severe respiratory syncytial virus pulmonary infection in a patient treated with fludarabine for chronic lymphocytic leukemia},
  author={Pirayeh Eftekhari and Kaiss Lassoued and Eric Oksenhendler and Catherine Scieux and J. -P. Clauvel},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={1998},
  volume={76},
  pages={225-226}
}
 Fludarabine phosphate is currently proposed for the treatment of refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CD4 T-lymphocyte depletion, myelosuppression, and subsequent severe infections are the major side effects of fludarabine phosphate therapy. We report here on a heretofore undescribed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a patient with a long-standing history of refractory CLL that was treated with fludarabine phosphate. The patient developed a severe infection of the upper… CONTINUE READING

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