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coma after chemotherapy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 18, 2006
  • 04:33 AM

I have a sister-n-law dx with breast ca,lt mastectomy performed about a month ago.then received 1 chemo tx,a week later spiked 103 temp,hospitalized,severe h/a,couple of days later coma,just wanting to see if anyone has had this and what their prognosis was. thanks. please reply

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  • Janet,I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I've never heard of this but I bet it was an allergic reaction of some sort to the chemo.Pamela
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2006
    • 11:42 PM
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  • It is possible she has a bacterial infection that has effected the brain. Does she have a history of epilpsey and check other medicines that she takes and cross reference them against any new medicines that she is taking. I hope this helps.Janet,I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I've never heard of this but I bet it was an allergic reaction of some sort to the chemo.Pamela
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