CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2009; 30(03): 116-118
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.64259

Oxaliplatin-induced lung fibrosis

Arpan Shah
Department of Chest Medicine, P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim (W), Mumbai, India
Zarir F Udwadia
Department of Chest Medicine, P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim (W), Mumbai, India
Sachin Almel
Department of Oncology, P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim (W), Mumbai, India
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Oxaliplatin has been approved for use as an adjuvant treatment in stage III colorectal carcinoma by the US-FDA. The majority of toxicity caused by this drug is manageable. However, rare, isolated cases of pulmonary fibrosis induced by this drug have been reported in literature. We report one such case of rapidly evolving pulmonary fibrosis following treatment with oxaliplatin.

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19 November 2021

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