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      Exacerbation of Wegener’s Granulomatosis following Single Administration of Monoclonal Antibody 17-1A (Panorex ®) during Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Colon Cancer

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          Background: Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibody 17-1A (mAb 17-1A) has been shown effective as an adjuvant treatment in UICC stage III colon carcinoma. Usually, severe side effects are infrequent with mAb 17-1A treatment. Case Report: A 64-year-old man had a 18-month history of recurring arthralgia, sinusitis, and conjunctivits. After curative resection of UICC stage II colon cancer adjuvant treatment with mAb 17-1A was initiated. After the first administration (500 mg) the patient experienced an aggravation of the above-mentioned symptoms which led to the diagnosis of Wegener’s granulomatosis with multiorgan involvement. Under immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide and prednisone, clinical stabilization could be achieved. Conclusion: The exacerbation of Wegener’s granulomatosis occurred immediately after the first administration of mAb 17-1A. This suggests that mAb 17-1A should be applied cautiously in autoimmune disease.

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          Journal
          ONK
          Oncol Res Treat
          10.1159/issn.2296-5270
          Oncology Research and Treatment
          S. Karger AG
          2296-5270
          2296-5262
          2000
          October 2000
          03 November 2000
          : 23
          : 5
          : 472-474
          Affiliations
          aOnkologisches Zentrum, III. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, aOstalbklinikum Aalen
          Article
          27216 Onkologie 2000;23:472–474
          10.1159/000027216
          11441244
          © 2000 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg

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          Casuistic Contribution · Kasuistik

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