The use of cyclophosphamide has been associated with the delayed appearance of neoplasms. We report a woman who developed myelodysplastic syndrome leading to acute myelocytic leukemia, 4 years after receiving 13 g of cyclophosphamide over 6 months for severe polyarteritis nodosa. Cytogenetic abnormalities typical of damage induced by alkylating agents, including partial deletions of chromosomes 5 and 7, were present. This case represents the first reported occurrence of cyclophosphamide associated malignancy in polyarteritis nodosa.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy