Title

Venous Flare Reactions: A Case Report of Reactions Following Etoposide Infusion.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

Clinical journal of oncology nursing

Keywords

DLBCL; chemotherapy; etoposide; extravasation; venous flare reaction

Abstract

Venous flare reaction, a localized allergic response associated with the administration of an irritant, is one of the most common chemotherapy infusion-related reactions. Etoposide, a drug commonly used in patients with lung cancer, has been reported to be an irritant with vesicant properties depending on the volume administered. This article presents the case of a patient who has a venous flare reaction immediately following the administration of etoposide for the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Managing such complications is crucial to maintaining patient safety. Proper training and education should be incorporated into nursing practice when identifying, preventing, and managing such reactions.

Clinical Institute

Cancer

Department

Oncology

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