[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Systemic fungal infections pose a significant risk to patients following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). Voriconazole (Vfend, Pfizer) is an oral second-generation triazole antifungal agent that offers a broad spectrum of coverage against fungal species and is frequently utilized in the post-HCT setting. Herein, we describe 5 patients who were initially believed to be experiencing a flare of cutaneous chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), but who were actually exhibiting phototoxicity caused by voriconazole. A high index of suspicion for this adverse reaction in the post-alloHCT setting will prevent misdiagnosis and avoid inappropriate therapy for cGVHD.
Biology of blood and marrow transplantation: journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 04/2009; 15(3):370-6. · 3.15 Impact Factor
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