Anaphylaxis and superior vena cava thrombus in a pediatric patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Academic Article


  • Pediatric patients with malignancies are at significant risk for complications from their underlying condition and medical therapy. Emergency medicine physicians must be quick to suspect life-threatening events, which can present insidiously. We describe a case of anaphylaxis and superior vena cava syndrome in an 18-year-old female patient after polyethylene glycol-conjugated asparaginase chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pertinent literature surrounding risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment is also reviewed. © 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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    Author List

  • Creel AM; Crawford D; Prabhakaran P
  • Start Page

  • 771
  • End Page

  • 773
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 11