PAH in 2 Children Under High-dose Chemo Leads to Call for Screenings

PAH in 2 Children Under High-dose Chemo Leads to Call for Screenings

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PAH in 2 Children Under High-dose Chemo Leads to Call for Screenings

Children undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) to treat their cancer should be screened for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to a case report of two young patients at a Pennsylvania hospital. Its authors noted that other reports also suggested “possible links” between such treatments and PAH development in children, which, they added, carries “significant morbidity and mortality.” They favored creation of a protocol that puts in place PAH screening for these young…

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