Effect of ethyldeoxyuridine on 5-fluorouracil-induced neutropenia

A. Megyeri, I. Benkö, A. Jeney, J. Kralovánszky, P. Kovács

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It is supposed that the toxic effect of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) on tumour cells may be increased by pretreatment with ethyldeoxyuridine (EDU). We studied the effect of this combination on neutrophil count in mice. Our present studies demonstrated that the neutropenia induced by 5×20 mg/kg 5FU became more severe when each dose of 5FU was preceded by 200 mg/kg EDU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalActa physiologica Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


  • 5-fluorouracil
  • Ethyldeoxyuridine
  • Mouse
  • Neutropenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)

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    Megyeri, A., Benkö, I., Jeney, A., Kralovánszky, J., & Kovács, P. (1996). Effect of ethyldeoxyuridine on 5-fluorouracil-induced neutropenia. Acta physiologica Hungarica, 84(3), 309-310.