The association between fasting hypoglycemia and methylated mercaptopurine metabolites in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 01/13/2014

The authors evaluated the relation of the red cell 6–mercaptopurine (6–MP) metabolite 6–methyl–mercaptopurine (6MMP) with hypoglycemia. High levels of 6MMP are associated with symptomatic hypoglycemia which may be mitigated by switching to morning or twice daily 6–MP dose administration.

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