Successful treatment of vincristine induced ptosis and polyneuropathy with pyridoxine and pyridostigmine in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Kamalakshi G. Bhat, Vikram Singhal, Anupama S. Borker

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Abstract

Vincristine is used in the treatment of solid tumors, lymphoma and leukemia in children. The dose-limiting toxicity is its neurotoxicity. We describe a 2-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed vincristine-induced polyneuropathy with bilateral ptosis and recovered on treatment with pyridoxine and pyridostigmine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07-2012

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Pyridostigmine Bromide
Pyridoxine
Polyneuropathies
Vincristine
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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