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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 72

Cytarabine (Ara-C) is an antimetabolite that can cause a common cytarabine syndrome which includes the following, except:
    A. Fever
    B. Myalgia
    C. Chest pain
    D. Red-orange urine

Correct Answer: D. Red-orange urine

Option D: Cytarabine syndrome which occurs about 6 to 12 hours after taking cytarabine. It is characterized by fever, myalgia, bone pain, chest pain, rash, conjunctivitis, and malaise. Red-orange urine, a common side effect of medications such as rifampin and phenazopyridine is not included in this syndrome.

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