Author(s): Liberopoulos E, Alexandridis G, Elisaf M
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Abstract Reported herein for the first time in the literature is the case of a 41-yr-old woman who developed a tumor lysis-like syndrome, consisting of hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, hyperuricemia, and acute renal insufficiency, soon after the initiation of chemotherapy for severe visceral leishmaniasis with liposomal amphotericin B. Allopurinol therapy, together with iv fluid administration and urine alkalization, resulted in full recovery of the metabolic abnormalities. Awareness of this condition can lead to prophylactic treatment as well as the early recognition and management of susceptible patients.
This article was published in Ann Clin Lab Sci
and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health