Haemolytic uraemic syndrome culminating in terminal renal failure after gemcitabine treatment: case report and literature survey

BJMO - volume 7, issue 2, may 2013

M-P. Graas MD, G. Demolin MD, G. Houbiers MD, P. Gomez , C. Focan MD, PhD


We report the case of a woman treated for an ovarian cancer who ultimately developed terminal renal failure in the frame of a haemolytic uraemic syndrome induced by prolonged gemcitabine therapy. This case illustrates the need of a systematic screening for haemolytic uraemic syndrome in patients receiving protracted gemcitabine for over three months.

(BELD J ONCOL MED 2013;7(2):50–52)

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