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What is Tumor lysis syndrome?

What is Tumor lysis syndrome?

  • Tumor lysis syndrome: Metabolic abnormalities that can occur when chemotherapy drugs rapidly destroy tumor cells.
  • Tumor lysis syndrome: A condition of metabolic abnormalities that result from a spontaneous or therapy-related cytolysis of tumor cells. Tumor lysis syndrome typically occurs in aggressive, rapidly proliferating lymphoproliferative disorders. Burkitt lymphoma and T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia are commonly associated with this syndrome. Metabolic abnormalities include hyperuricemia, lactic acidosis, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia and may result in renal failure, multiple organ failure, and death. --2004
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Tumor lysis syndrome: Introduction

Types of Tumor lysis syndrome:

Broader types of Tumor lysis syndrome:

How serious is Tumor lysis syndrome?

Complications of Tumor lysis syndrome: see complications of Tumor lysis syndrome

What causes Tumor lysis syndrome?

Causes of Tumor lysis syndrome: see causes of Tumor lysis syndrome

What are the symptoms of Tumor lysis syndrome?

Symptoms of Tumor lysis syndrome: see symptoms of Tumor lysis syndrome

Complications of Tumor lysis syndrome: see complications of Tumor lysis syndrome

Tumor lysis syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tumor lysis syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tumor lysis syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tumor lysis syndrome: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tumor lysis syndrome.
Treatments for Tumor lysis syndrome: see treatments for Tumor lysis syndrome
Research for Tumor lysis syndrome: see research for Tumor lysis syndrome

Name and Aliases of Tumor lysis syndrome

Main name of condition: Tumor lysis syndrome

Other names or spellings for Tumor lysis syndrome:

tumor overkill syndrome

 

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