Dasatinib-induced chylothorax beyond 5 years of treatment: is there actually any limit?
  • Alberto Garcia-Zamalloa
    Internal Medicine Service, Mendaro Hospital, Osakidetza/Basque Health Service, Gipuzkoa, Spain; Pleural-Respiratory Research Unit, Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Maria Begoña Basauri
    Biochemistry Laboratory, Mendaro Hospital, Osakidetza/Basque Health Service, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Maria Goretti Urcelay
    Biochemistry Laboratory, Mendaro Hospital, Osakidetza/Basque Health Service, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Adriana Sanz
    Haematology Service, Mendaro Hospital, Osakidetza/Basque Health Service, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Keywords

Dasatinib, chylothorax, pleural effusion

Abstract

Dasatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for treatment of some specific types of leukaemia. The development of pleural effusion is a known adverse effect of dasatinib and chylothorax is exceptional. No case has been reported beyond 5 years of treatment and extensive search for an alternative diagnosis is currently suggested in such scenario. The underlying mechanism is not currently clear. We describe a woman on dasatinib treatment for more than 10 years who developed chylothorax. Drug withdrawal resolved the chylous pleural effusion. We were able to find 14 additional cases of dasatinib-related chylothorax reported up until now.

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    Published: 2023-06-07
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 7 (view)


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    Garcia-Zamalloa A, Basauri MB, Urcelay MG, Sanz A. Dasatinib-induced chylothorax beyond 5 years of treatment: is there actually any limit?. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003921.