Carboplatin-induced hypersensitivity reaction

Case Rep Oncol. 2012 Jan;5(1):141-2. doi: 10.1159/000337578. Epub 2012 Mar 23.


We describe a 65-year-old female with relapsed ovarian cancer who developed a severe hypersensitivity reaction during the second cycle of carboplatin treatment. The patient developed respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome and hypotension, requiring admission to the intensive care unit.

Keywords: Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Carboplatin; Drug hypersensitivity.

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