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Antioxidants 2018, 7(7), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox7070092

Intravenous Vitamin C Administration Improved Blood Cell Counts and Health-Related Quality of Life of Patient with History of Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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Integrated Health Options Ltd., Auckland 1050, New Zealand
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Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Feedback Research Ltd., Auckland 1050, New Zealand
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Received: 8 June 2018 / Revised: 10 July 2018 / Accepted: 12 July 2018 / Published: 16 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitamin C: Current Concepts in Human Physiology)
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A 52-year-old female presented to Integrated Health Options Clinic in October 2014 with a history of relapsed acute myeloid leukaemia (AML, diagnosed in 2009 and relapsed in 2014). Intravenous(IV) vitamin C therapy was initiated (in 2014) following completion of chemotherapy as an alternative to haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. IV vitamin C was administered twice weekly at a dose of 70 g/infusion. Within 4 weeks of initiation of IV vitamin C therapy, there was a dramatic improvement in the patient’s blood indices with platelet cell counts increasing from 25 × 109/L to 196 × 109/L and white blood cell counts increasing from 0.29 × 109/L to 4.0 × 109/L, with further improvements observed over the next 18 months. Furthermore, there was a clear and sustained improvement in the patient’s health-related quality of life scores assessed using a validated questionnaire. She has remained healthy and in complete remission until the present day. This case study highlights the benefits of IV vitamin C as a supportive therapy for previously relapsed AML. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin C; intravenous vitamin C; leukemia; acute myeloid leukemia; AML vitamin C; intravenous vitamin C; leukemia; acute myeloid leukemia; AML
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Foster, M.N.; Carr, A.C.; Antony, A.; Peng, S.; Fitzpatrick, M.G. Intravenous Vitamin C Administration Improved Blood Cell Counts and Health-Related Quality of Life of Patient with History of Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Antioxidants 2018, 7, 92.

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