Choreito, a formula from Japanese traditional medicine (Kampo medicine), for massive hemorrhagic cystitis and clot retention in a pediatric patient with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Nozomu Kawashima, Teykia E. Deveaux, Nao Yoshida, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Koji Kato

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Abstract

Hemorrhagic cystitis is critical in patients with hemato-oncological disorders. Unlike adult patients, there are limited modalities and invasive procedures are often not well tolerated in children with poor general conditions. We report a pediatric patient with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed life-threatening massive gross hematuria. Along with platelet infusion every other day due to suppressed hematopoiesis, his gross hematuria and clot retention in the bladder were successfully treated with choreito, a formula from Japanese traditional medicine (Kampo medicine). He survived free from hematuria for more than four months. Choreito was well tolerated, and no adverse effects were observed throughout the course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1146
Number of pages4
JournalPhytomedicine
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2012
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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