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Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2004;58(4):186-8. Epub 2004 Jul 14.

Idarubicin administered during pregnancy: its effects on the fetus.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamada-oka, Suita City, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.


Acute myeloblastic leukemia, subtype M1, was diagnosed in a 39-year-old G2P1 Japanese woman at 21 weeks' gestation. Remission-induction polychemotherapy, including daunorubicin, performed for one cycle, did not lead to remission. Second-line chemotherapy, including idarubicin, performed for one cycle, was administrated during the early third trimester of pregnancy. Septic shock occurred due to severe myelosuppression. An emergent cesarean section was performed in response to a nonreassuring pattern of the fetal heart rate and a rapid decrease in fetal amniotic fluid. The neonate delivered at 32 weeks' gestation showed no signs of cardiac failure but did show signs of transient myelosuppression, hepatopathy, and elevated creatine kinase. Complete remission was established with idarubicin including chemotherapy.

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