Successful treatment of vincristine induced ptosis and polyneuropathy with pyridoxine and pyridostigmine in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Bhat, Kamalakshi G. and Singhal, Vikram and Borker, Anupama S. (2012) Successful treatment of vincristine induced ptosis and polyneuropathy with pyridoxine and pyridostigmine in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, 33 (3). pp. 185-187.

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Abstract

Vincristine is used in the treatment of solid tumors, lymphoma and leukemia in children. The dose-limiting toxicity is its neurotoxicity. We describe a 2-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed vincristine-induced polyneuropathy with bilateral ptosis and recovered on treatment with pyridoxine and pyridostigmine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyneuropathy, ptosis, pyridoxine and pyridostigmine, vincristine
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 10:06
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 10:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77653

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