Pneumocystis pneumonia in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with pemetrexed containing regimen

Vamsidhar Velcheti, Ramaswamy Govindan

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Abstract

Pneumocystis pneumonia is typically life-threatening in immunocompromised patients. It is relatively uncommon in patients with lung cancer. We report a case of pneumocystis pneumonia in a patient with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following treatment with concurrent chemoradiation with a pemetrexed containing regimen. To our knowledge, this is the first report on pneumocystis pneumonia following administration of pemetrexed containing regimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalLung Cancer
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunocompromised
  • Lung cancer
  • Pemetrexed
  • Pneumocystis pneumonia

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