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Adult onset Still's disease after first cycle of pemetrexed and gemcitabine for non-small cell lung cancer

Nov 14, 2008 | Magazine: Lung Cancer

Joaquim Bosch-Barrera  1 , Alberto Montero, José María López-Picazo, Jesús García-Foncillas, Marta Ferrer, José Ramón Yuste, Ignacio Gil-Bazo


Pemetrexed is a multitargeted antifolate approved for the second-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The combination of pemetrexed with gemcitabine has been studied in several clinical trials showing a promising antitumor activity with a mild toxicity profile.

We present the case of a patient who experienced fever, arthralgia, skin rash and high serum ferritin levels after first cycle of this chemotherapy combination, compatible with an adult onset Still's disease. This adverse event has not been previously reported.

CITATION  Lung Cancer. 2009 Apr;64(1):124-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2008.09.013. Epub 2008 Nov 13.