Fatal pulmonary bleomycin toxicity in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure

W. M. Bennett, L. Pastore, D. C. Houghton

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A 53-year-old male being treated for a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma had fatal pulmonary toxicity as a result of blemycin therapy. the toxic reaction was observed when the conventional dose regimen of bleomycin was given to the patient wo had unrecognized cisplatin-induced acute renal failure. Bleomycin dosage should be reduced in patients with established acute renal failure and the combination of cisplatin and bleomycin should be carefully followed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-924
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Treatment Reports
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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