Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJPSDR-9-146

    Dasatinib-Induced Colitis: Risk of misdiagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. A case report and review of the literature

    Graziana Arborea*, Anna Maria Valentini, Stefania Marangi, Nicoletta Labarile LT and Maria Teresa Savino

    Dasatinib is a potent tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in disease states associated with BCR/ABL 1, approved in 2006 for chronic myeloid leukemia treatment. This agent has been shown to exhibit broad off-target kinase inhibition and immunomodulating properties. These effects may be responsible for common adverse reactions (> 15%) which include immunosuppression, cytopenias, pleural effusion and other fluid retention, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal side effects.

    Although gastrointestinal bleeding is a well-documented side effect, the presentation of colitis is an uncommon occurrence.

    In most cases, it is hemorrhagic colitis, nonspecific colitis, or CMV-related colitis.

    We report a 34-year-old male patient affected by CML in treatment with Dasatinib for approximately 1 year, who reported chronic diarrhea which progressed to suspected Dasatinib-induced colitis whose clinical, endoscopic, and histological findings overlapped those of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


    Published on: May 24, 2023 Pages: 6-11

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijpsdr.000046
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