Acta Med. 2003, 46: 37-38

Chemotherapy in a Patient with Prior History of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Kouji Kanemoto, Hiroaki Satoh, Kiyohisa Sekizawa

University of Tsukuba, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Ibaraki, Japan

Received November 1, 2002
Accepted February 1, 2003

We described a 67 years old small-cell lung cancer patient with a prior history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who was treated with successful chemotherapy. It is probably safe to administer chemotherapeutic agents for some cancer patients with prior history of ITP, but it is important to prevent or minimize the toxicities of these chemotherapeutic agents.


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