A rare case of non-immune hemolytic anemia in a patient with metastatic breast cancer treated with capecitabine

Shaaban, Hamid; Downs, Erin; Shakouri, Payam; Guron, Gunwant
March 2013
Medical Oncology;Mar2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 70-year-old African American woman with metastatic breast cancer diagnosed with non-immune hemolytic anemia. It provides a medical history of the patient. It explains the causal relationship observed between the palliative chemotherapy with oral capecitabine and the appearance of hemolytic anemia. It discusses the possibility of drug-induced hemolytic anemia in patients undergoing chemotherapy.


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