Which medications in the drug class Recombinant Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors (G-CSFs) are used in the treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia?

Updated: Sep 16, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Recombinant Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors (G-CSFs)

Because treatment of hairy cell leukemia is associated with neutropenia, use of G-CSF may be helpful in reducing the toxicity of treatment for hairy cell leukemia.

Filgrastim or G-CSF (Neupogen)

Shortens the early myelosuppressive effects of alfa interferon and reverses neutropenia in some patients with hairy cell leukemia.


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