IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 23 / Issue 4 / pii/2002178

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Hypersensitivity reaction to carboplatin: successful resolution by replacement with cisplatin

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1 Medical Oncology Unit, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2002, 23(4), 335–336;
Published: 10 August 2002

Hypersensitivity reactions caused by carboplatin rarely occur. These reactions can cause lethal complications and make subsequent therapeutic approaches difficult. To date, only a few cases of successful resolution of hypersensitivity by replacement of car­boplatin with cisplatin have been reported. We report on a patient with serous papillary extra-ovarian peritoneal carcinoma who developed a hypersensitivity reaction after the 10th weekly administration of carboplatin. Two weeks after reaction, intradermal skin testing with paclitaxel, carboplatin, cispla­tin, and mannitol showed intense reaction only to carboplatin. On the basis of these results, the patient was changed to a chemotherapy with cisplatin and paclitaxel. A further eight courses of chemotherapy were administered without evidence of hypersen­sitivity reactions. Carboplatin seems to be successfully replaceable by cisplatin in case of hypersensitivity reactions.

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