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Re: Bad Side Effect of BRAF Drug

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    Jan in OC

      Just an update on Dirk

      Just got back from a full day at UCLA, blood, CT, Dr Visit…End result is, he has Shingles!  Didn't even see that one coming!  They took him off the BRAF drug for a week or so until this clears up.  Gave him Valtrex (antibiotic) and Relafen (for pain & inflamation).  Dr said this is common in people with compromised immune systems, like cancer.  He assured us it is NOT related to the BRAF drug.  We did not have time to get the results of his CT, so we will hear about that later this week.


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