Increasing recognition of corticosteroid‐induced tumor lysis syndrome in non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma

Joseph Sparano, Mark Ramirez, Peter H. Wiernik

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The acute tumor lysis syndrome has been reported in patients with aggressive non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and rarely in other malignancies in association with the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy. We report a case of a young man with a large cell lymphoma in whom the acute tumor lysis syndrome developed in association with the administration of corticosteroids. Two similar cases have been reported recently. Clinicians who treat patients with neoplastic diseases should be aware that corticosteroids alone may produce this potentially life threatening complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1073
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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