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NBME chemo q

Discussion in 'Step I' started by MudPhud20XX, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. MudPhud20XX

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    A 26 yr old man with Hodgkin dz comes to the physician to receive his second cycle of combination chemotherapy. Ten days after receiving his first cycle, he had a fever and leukocyte count of 800/mm3. He recovered after appropriate treatment. Which of the following is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy to add to this pt's second cycle of chemotherapy?

    A. Erythropoietin
    B. Filgrastim
    C. Interleukin-7
    D. IL-11
    E. Thrombopoietin

    I choose B. Filgrastim... what do you guys think?
     
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  2. EazyE1907

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    That is correct. G-CSF to increase his WBC count so he wont be susceptible to opportunistic infections.
     
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