MAURIE MARKMAN, M.D.; MARTIN D. ABELOFF, M.D.
To the editor: The development of herpes zoster is a well-recongized complication of the treatment of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (1). Recently, two groups of investigators have reported a 10% incidence of zoster in patients with small-cell carcinoma of the lung treated with combination chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both (2, 3).
For the past several years, we have treated patients with small-cell carcinoma of the lung with intensive combination chemotherapy with and without radiotherapy (4). The medical records of 92 patients treated on several protocols using multiple chemotherapeutic agents (including high-dose cyclophosphamide) were reviewed to ascertain whether our experience supported the
MARKMAN M, ABELOFF MD. Herpes Zoster in Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Lung. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:122–123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-1-122_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(1):122-123.
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