The patient was a 70-year-old male who had multiple lung metastases of rectal cancer. He was administered UFT (300 mg/day) and LV (75 mg/day) after Hartmann operation for rectal cancer. He complained of fever and difficulty breathing after 2 courses of these medicines, and was admitted for UFT-and LV-induced interstitial pneumonitis. Treatment with methylprednisolone (30 mg/day) improved his symptoms and revealed radical findings. He was ready for discharge on the 10th day after treatment. Interstitial pneumonitis-induced UFT and LV is rare, but can lead to severe complications, which should be diagnosed and treated by corticosteroid as soon as possible.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2011|
- Interstitial pneumonitis
- Rectal cancer
- UFT and LV
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