BRIAN M. DORSK, M.D.
To the editor: The article by Vogelzang and associates describing Raynaud's phenomenon after combination chemotherapy for testicular cancer (1) provoked me to remember the line by Alexander Pope, "what oft has felt but ne'er so well expressed. " Although I have not seen Raynaud's phenomenon often, I have made similar observations in three patients with testicular cancer on treatment regimens containing bleomycin and in one patient with breast cancer on vinblastine infusion. The latter patient also had extensive rheumatologic work-up that was negative, as were cyroglobulins and cold agglutinins. Hand arteriograms were not done on any of the patients. I
DORSK BM. Raynaud's Phenomenon and Cancer Chemotherapy. Ann Intern Med. ;95:652–653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-652_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):652-653.
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