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Clin Infect Dis. 1993 Oct;17(4):705-7.

Role of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor as adjuvant therapy for fungal infection in patients with cancer.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030.

Abstract

A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the role of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as adjuvant therapy for fungal infections in patients with cancer. GM-CSF was added to amphotericin B in the treatment of cancer patients with proven major-organ or disseminated fungal infection. The dose of GM-CSF ranged from 100 to 750 micrograms/(m2.d). Of eight evaluable patients, six had a neutrophil response to GM-CSF. Four of these patients were completely cured of the fungal infection, and two had a partial response. However, a capillary-leak syndrome developed in three patients, an adverse effect suggesting that the dose of GM-CSF was excessive.

PMID:
8268354
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