AbstractAccelerated programmed cell death or apoptosis appears to play an important role in the pathogenesis of myelodysplasia. As overexpression of TNF-alpha has been described to induce cell death in myelodysplasia, treatment with anti-TNF-alpha is currently being explored. Caution is needed because of an increased risk of opportunistic infection during anti-TNF-alpha treatment. We here describe a patient who was treated with anti-TNF-alpha for low risk myelodysplasia and died of invasive mucormycosis.
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Vol. 91 No. 12_Suppl (2006): December, 2006 : Articles
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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