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Rash during treatment for AML

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My sister has AML M2. She is currently undergoing consolidation and is in her third treatment. She has been breaking out in a rash from her head to toe and they cannot seem to isolate the cause. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it just something that has to run its course? Thanks!

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I had a rash from antibiotics when I was being treated for chills and fever after chemo. Could it be from that?

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I also had rashes from head to toe from anti-biotics, I spiked a fever as well turned out I was allergic to "vaneco",once I was off it after about a week I was back to normal

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My father is currently fighting his third round of treatments for AML. The cancer returned last month after six months of being healthy. He now has a rash over his whole body and temp of 101 and up. They did a skin test today as they don't think it has anything to do with the meds. I'll post their findings once we hear.

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