Background. Typhlitis is being recognized with increasing frequency as a serious complication of aggressive chemotherapy for hematologic and solid malignancies. Methods. In this report the authors describe two cases of typhlitis in patients with metastatic breast cancer treated with taxol and doxorubicin. Results. Both cases occurred during the first cycle of treatment with taxol (180 mg/m2) and doxorubicin (75 mg/m2), being given simultaneously as 72‐hour continuous intravenous infusions. Conclusion. Two cases of typhlitis have occurred after combined treatment with taxol and doxorubicin, while typhlitis has not been described after treatment with either drug alone.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1993|
- metastatic breast cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research