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Etoposide-related cardiotoxicity in a child with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

  • Heather Escoto (a1), Jeremy Ringewald (a2) and Ram Kalpatthi (a1)

We report a male child with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis who developed myocardial infarction after receiving etoposide. He recovered well with supportive measures and after discontinuation of etoposide. We discuss the possible mechanisms and differential diagnoses of myocardial infarction in our patient.

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Correspondence to: Ram Kalpatthi, MD, Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tel: 816-234-3265; Fax: 816-855-1700; E-mail:
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
  • URL: /core/journals/cardiology-in-the-young
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