AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.80, no.3, pp.213-215, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO; CMA-676; Mylotarg((TM))) is a chemotherapeutic agent approved for the treatment of CD33-positive acute myelogenous leukemia in patients of age 60 years or older after first relapse. Hepatic veno-occlusive disease has been reported to develop as a late complication of gemtuzumab ozogamicin treatment. A patient who developed Budd-Chiari Syndrome with hepatic vein thrombosis following treatment with GO is presented. This complication has not been previously reported, and it deserves to be considered as a possible adverse effect of gemtuzumab ozogamicin.