An Overlooked Complication of vancomycin induced acute flaccid paralysis in a child with acute leukemia: A case report

Khalid Al Alawi, Mohammed Al Shinawy, Aqeela Taqee, Yasser Wali

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Abstract

Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic which is commonly used to treat methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections. It is commonly used in pediatric oncology wards for children with febrile neutropenia. We report a very rare side effect of vancomycin induced myopathy in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported from Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-284
Number of pages2
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Acute leukaemia
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Vancomycin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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