Chemotherapy-colchicine interaction in a child with Familial Mediterranean Fever and Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Karin Petra Sabine Langenberg-Ververgaert
Ronald M. Laxer
Angela S. Punnett
Lee L Dupuis
Yaron Finkelstein
Oussama Abla


Hodgkin lymphoma, familial Mediterranean fever, colchicine


Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) has been associated with hematological malignancies, but has not been reported in association with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). We hereby describe the first pediatric patient with FMF and stage IIA nodular sclerosis HL. She was treated with prednisone, doxorubicin, vincristine and etoposide (OEPA). However, she suffered more than expected treatment-related toxicity due to interaction with colchicine. Colchicine had to be discontinued during her second cycle of chemotherapy which was well tolerated. She is currently in remission at 17 months after her HL diagnosis, and her FMF is under control with colchicine without any signs of toxicity.


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