A case illustrating significant hyperglycaemia with azacitidine therapy for myelodysplastic syndrome is presented. The significance of treatment-induced hyperglycaemia with regard to increased risk of infection, and possible mechanisms of azacitidine-induced hyperglycaemia are discussed.
- haematology (drugs and medicines)
- haematology (incl blood transfusion)
- unwanted effects/adverse reactions
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Contributors AM cared for the patient, researched the literature and wrote the manuscript.
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