Journal article

Severe interstitial pneumonitis following high-dose cyclophosphamide, thiotepa and docetaxel: two case reports and a review of the literature

L Mileshkin, HM Prince, D Rischin, A Zimet

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2001

Abstract

The use of high-dose chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer has been an area of recent interest and the role of such treatment in the management of metastatic breast cancer is still to be defined. Multiple studies have suggested that such treatment can be given with minimal morbidity and mortality. We describe two cases of life-threatening interstitial pneumonitis, following high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) with cyclophosphamide, thiotepa and docetaxel with stem cell rescue given for metastatic breast cancer. The available relevant literature is reviewed.