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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 239

of 'Overview of neurologic complications of non-platinum cancer chemotherapy'

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Capecitabine-induced multifocal leukoencephalopathy: a report of five cases.
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Videnovic A, Semenov I, Chua-Adajar R, Baddi L, Blumenthal DT, Beck AC, Simuni T, Futterer S, Gradishar W, Tellez C, Raizer JJ
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Neurology. 2005;65(11):1792. Epub 2005 Oct 19.
 
Capecitabine is used to treat advanced breast and gastrointestinal malignancies. A single case of encephalopathy and three cases of peripheral neuropathy are the only neurotoxicities reported. The authors report five additional cases of capecitabine-induced multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
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Davee Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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