Issue: 2018 > November > case report

Progressive kidney failure in chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia: don’t forget lysozyme damage

J.M. Hillen, J.M. Raemaekers, E.J. Steenbergen, J.F.M. Wetzels, J.C. Verhave
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Kidney failure is common in haematologic malignancies. However, the nephrotoxic effect of lysozyme is seldom
recognized. We present a 78-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia who developed progressive kidney failure due to increased production of lysozyme.