Title

Safe and effective use of imatinib to treat Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia during pregnancy

Document Type

Article

Department

Medical College Pakistan

Abstract

Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is extremely rare in pregnancy. Although the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has significantly improved outcomes of patients with Ph+ ALL, its use during pregnancy is not recommended due to the risk of fetal malformations. There are limited data on the use of TKIs during pregnancy and its long-term effects on the fetus. Within this context, we present a case of a 25-year-old woman diagnosed with Ph+ ALL during the third trimester and the safe and effective use of imatinib as treatment after failure of conventional chemotherapy.

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Publication

Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology

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