Late onset neutropenia with clozapine
Shellharbour Hospital, Mount Warrigal.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 3.77). 05/2011; 45(8):684. DOI: 10.3109/00048674.2011.581645
Article: ANZJP this month.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 08/2011; 45(8):603-4. DOI:10.3109/00048674.2011.599113 · 3.77 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Late-onset agranulocytosis is rare during treatment with clozapine, especially in monotherapy. The authors describe a case of agranulocytosis that emerged after 19 years of continuous clozapine monotherapy. The discovery of the agranulocytosis was due to the lifelong white blood cell counts that are now required for clozapine treatment. Despite the fact that this requirement probably saved the life of this patient, this monitoring is not evidence-based because the incidence of agranulocytosis does not exceed that of conventional antipsychotic drugs, for which no such requirement exists. For mentally competent and adequately informed patients, the Netherlands Clozapine Collaboration Group now permits quarterly monitoring after the first 6 months of clozapine treatment.American Journal of Psychiatry 04/2013; 170(4):366-9. DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12081036 · 13.56 Impact Factor
Article: ANZJP This monthAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 08/2011; 45(8):603-4. · 3.77 Impact Factor
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