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Title: Successful therapeutic rechallenge after a severe episode of high dose methotrexate-induced choreoathetosis: A case report
Authors: Chong, L.L.
Ting Wong, E.Y.
Santos-Banta, S.L.L.
Cheng, C.L.
Tan, L.
Ling Poon, E.Y.
Somasundaram, N.
Farid, M.
Tang, T.
Tao, M.
Kheng Khoo, J.B.
Shih, V.
Cheah, D.M.Z.
Ong, C.K.
Lim, S.T.
Chan, J.Y. 
Keywords: Choreoathetosis
Leukoencephalopathy
Methotrexate
Neurotoxicity
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Spandidos Publications
Citation: Chong, L.L., Ting Wong, E.Y., Santos-Banta, S.L.L., Cheng, C.L., Tan, L., Ling Poon, E.Y., Somasundaram, N., Farid, M., Tang, T., Tao, M., Kheng Khoo, J.B., Shih, V., Cheah, D.M.Z., Ong, C.K., Lim, S.T., Chan, J.Y. (2019). Successful therapeutic rechallenge after a severe episode of high dose methotrexate-induced choreoathetosis: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology 11 (4) : 354-358. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2019.1898
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Methotrexate (MTX) is an essential chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of malignancies, but it is known to cause complications to the central nervous system. We report a case of severe MTX neurotoxicity in an adult presenting with choreoathetosis despite a normal clearance of MTX. High dose-MTX has been successfully rechallenged without any neurological sequelae. We reviewed the relevant literature of similar manifestations and summarized their clinical data, magnetic resonance imaging features and treatment given. None of them has recurrence of neurotoxicity. We concluded that it is safe to persist with MTX even after a previous episode of toxic leukoencephalopathy. © 2019 Molecular and Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/209935
ISSN: 2049-9450
DOI: 10.3892/mco.2019.1898
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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