Reversal of radiation-induced neutropenia by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.

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Abstract

  • Myelosuppression is a common sequelae of radiotherapy, occasionally delaying the completion of treatment. In this report, we describe successful reversal of radiation-induced neutropenia in a child receiving craniospinal irradiation by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). We suggest that G-CSF be considered as supportive care in patients in whom neutropenia develops during radiotherapy.
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    Keywords

  • Cerebellar Neoplasms, Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor, Humans, Infant, Male, Medulloblastoma, Neutropenia, Radiotherapy
  • Author List

  • Marks LB; Friedman HS; Kurtzberg J; Oakes WJ; Hockenberger BM
  • Start Page

  • 240
  • End Page

  • 242
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 3