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Hi, folks. My friend has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. I am not sure which type. He is on mercapturin treatment and I was wondering if this chemotherapeutic drug can cause liver damage or not. I would really appreciate all your replies considering my post. Thank you in advance. Bye, folks!

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Hi to you too. Chemotherapeutic agents can cause many side effects. Some of them are liver damaging. However, I think that mercaptopurin is more known by its suppression of bone marrow. This can lead to the low blood count of red and white blood cells and blood platelets. This can lead to anemia and frequent infections. Bleeding is also another manifestation. That is why patients on mercaptopurin must have regular checkups. I hope your friend will be all right. Bye!
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