Tumor fever, paraneoplastic leukocytosis and necrotic liver metastases: A triad worth remembering

Constantin A. Dasanu, Guru Trikudanathan, Tapas Bandyopadhyay, Bimalin Lahiri, Samer Homsi, Bernard A. Clark

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Abstract

Arriving at the diagnosis of tumor fever may prove difficult for the clinician and should always be based upon investigations that exclude other potential causes of fever. Timely recognition of this entity is essential for the effective delivery of care to cancer patients. In solid malignancies, tumor fever is commonly associated with rapidly progressive meta-static disease and alimited survival. Liver metastases are present in many of these patients and some of them may display significant systemic inflammation. We report two unique patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung associated with tumor fever, necrotic liver metastases and granulocyte-colonystimulating factor (G-CSF) driven leukocytosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalConnecticut medicine
Volume74
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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