Retinoic acid syndrome is a potentially life-threatening complication of therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with all-transretinoic acid (ATRA). The case of a 55-year old male patient admitted to the hospital because of a bleeding diathesis is reported. APL was diagnosed and he underwent treatment with idarubicin and ATRA (GIMEMA protocol); 24 hrs after ATRA treatment he developed retinoic acid syndrome and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit because of severe respiratory insufficiency (dyspnoea, tachypnea and severe hypoxemia (SpO2 75%). Pulmonary insufficiency was treated non-invasively with CPAP and the patient recovered from pulmonary distress one week later.

Sindrome da acido retinoico: grave insufficienza respiratoria trattata con ventilazione in maschera con CPAP / C. Tommasino, L. De Felice, S. Colombo, D. Salaris, T. Capocasa, D. Giudici. - In: MINERVA ANESTESIOLOGICA. - ISSN 0375-9393. - 66:7-8(2000), pp. 555-559.

Sindrome da acido retinoico: grave insufficienza respiratoria trattata con ventilazione in maschera con CPAP

C. Tommasino;
2000

Abstract

Retinoic acid syndrome is a potentially life-threatening complication of therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with all-transretinoic acid (ATRA). The case of a 55-year old male patient admitted to the hospital because of a bleeding diathesis is reported. APL was diagnosed and he underwent treatment with idarubicin and ATRA (GIMEMA protocol); 24 hrs after ATRA treatment he developed retinoic acid syndrome and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit because of severe respiratory insufficiency (dyspnoea, tachypnea and severe hypoxemia (SpO2 75%). Pulmonary insufficiency was treated non-invasively with CPAP and the patient recovered from pulmonary distress one week later.
Adult; Antineoplastic Agents; Humans; Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute; Male; Radiography; Respiratory Insufficiency; Tretinoin; Respiration, Artificial
Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia
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