Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 162-164

Bilateral eyelid ptosis, attributed to vincristine, treated successfully with pyridoxine and thiamine in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Ioannis Kyriakidis
Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA General Hospital, St. Kyriakidi 1, Thessaloniki 54636
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-6580.172275

PMID: 26862280

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Vincristine-induced neurotoxicity is an adverse effect commonly seen in pediatric patients treated for cancer. We hereby present a case of a 6-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who developed bilateral eyelid ptosis 25 days after the last intravenous administration of vincristine (cumulative dose 14.2 mg i.e., 17.75 mg/m2). The boy was treated with 5 mg/kg thiamine and with 10 mg/kg pyridoxine. Complete recovery of ptosis was noticed 4 weeks after the initiation of Vitamins B1 and B6 supplementation therapy.

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