Anaphylaxis and superior vena cava thrombus in a pediatric patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Amy M. Creel, David Crawford, Priya Prabhakaran

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Abstract

Pediatric patients with malignancies are at significant risk for complications from their underlying condition and medical therapy. Emergency medicine physicians must be quick to suspect life-threatening events, which can present insidiously. We describe a case of anaphylaxis and superior vena cava syndrome in an 18-year-old female patient after polyethylene glycol-conjugated asparaginase chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pertinent literature surrounding risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-773
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Superior vena cava thrombus
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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