GEMCITABINE INDUCED DROP IN PLATELET COUNTS: A CASE REPORT

  • Balaji Ommurugan Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
  • Amita Priya Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
  • Sereen Rose Thomson Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
  • Navin Patil Assistant Professor , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.

Abstract

Chemotherapy with anticancer drugs is known to be beneficial, but like a double-edged sword it as its own demerits in form of adverse effects. Cancer chemotherapy induced thrombocytopenia is troublesome and platin based regimens namely Carboplatin and Cisplatin is known to cause it very commonly. Gemcitabine, in combination with platinum compounds is known to cause severe thrombocytopenia. Hence, we report a case of thrombocytopenia induced by Gemcitabine when used as single agent in treatment of ovarian cancer.

 

Keywords: Gemcitabine hydrochloride, Thrombocytopenia, Naranjo’s scale, Solid organ tumors.

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Ommurugan, B., A. Priya, S. Rose Thomson, and N. Patil. “GEMCITABINE INDUCED DROP IN PLATELET COUNTS: A CASE REPORT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 17-18, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i5.17297.
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