Biology help- the cell cycle?

Suggest how cytarabine could cause an AML patient to become more prone to infection than before the treatment.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I am assuming AML means acute myeloid leukemia.

    As for the side effects of cytarabine, just look it up. It's very complicated, but usually any chemotherapeutic agent is also toxic to other cells in the body besides the ones it is being used to eradicate. A decrease in white blood cells would cause anyone to be more prone to infections.

    Source(s): Retired RN
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