Acute myositis: an unusual and severe side effect of docetaxel: a case report and literature review.
- Philippe Rochigneux,
- Nicolas Schleinitz,
- Mikael Ebbo,
- Marie Aymonier,
- Bertrand Pourroy,
- Romain Boissier,
- Sébastien Salas,
- Jean-Laurent Deville
Anticancer Drugs 2018 Mar 20. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
Departments of Medical Oncology.
Docetaxel is an antimicrotubules cytotoxic agent prescribed widely by medical oncologists in multiple tumor types (breast, lung, prostate, stomach, head, and neck). However, the side effects of docetaxel are numerous (cytopenia, peripheral edema, myalgia, arthralgia, alopecia, and sensitive neuropathy) and recent concerns have been raised about neutropenic enterocolitis in France. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old patient with metastatic prostatic cancer, who developed a severe myositis and fasciitis grade IV 1 week after his second docetaxel infusion. Read More