Thrombosis during all-trans-retinoic acid therapy in a child with acute promyelocytic leukemia and factor VQ 506 mutation.

Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is often associated with a severe hemostatic disorder, caused by the release of procoagulant and fibrinolytic substances from leukemic blasts. The coagulation profile may exhibit disseminated intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis or proteolysis. Therefore, heparin and antifibrinolytic agents alone or in combination have been used to prevent severe bleedings. Remission induction with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) is accompanied with rapid correction of hemostatic abnormalities. Thrombosis is a rare complication of APL and may be due to the alterations in hemostasis caused by the disease itself as well as ATRA and antifibrinolytics. Here, the occurrence of thrombosis during induction treatment with ATRA combined with aprotinin and chemotherapy is described in a patient who is homozygous for factor VQ 506 mutation.
AuthorsU Koçak, T Gürsel, G Oztürk, S Kantarci
JournalPediatric hematology and oncology (Pediatr Hematol Oncol) Vol. 17 Issue 2 Pg. 177-80 (Mar 2000) ISSN: 0888-0018 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID10734661 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Keratolytic Agents
  • factor V Leiden
  • Tretinoin
  • Factor V
  • Aprotinin
  • Adolescent
  • Antineoplastic Agents (therapeutic use, toxicity)
  • Aprotinin (administration & dosage)
  • Factor V (adverse effects)
  • Family Health
  • Homozygote
  • Humans
  • Keratolytic Agents (therapeutic use, toxicity)
  • Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute (complications, drug therapy)
  • Male
  • Point Mutation
  • Thrombosis (chemically induced, etiology, genetics)
  • Tretinoin (administration & dosage, toxicity)

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