A Case of Agranulocytosis Secondary to Rechallenge With Clozapine Following Severe Neutropenia During Previous Therapy

Unax Lertxundi, PhD; Pedro Sanchez, MD; Rafael Hernandez, MD; and Edorta Elizagarate, MD

Published: December 15, 2011

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Data providing information on outcome in patients rechallenged with clozapine after previous agranulocytosis during clozapine treatment are scarce. Clinicians have been urged to publish their cases, since a greater number of cases in the literature may enable the detection of plausible risk factors.

We report the case of a 46-year-old man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and uncontrollable violent behavior who was rechallenged with clozapine after a severe neutropenia during previous therapy.

Volume: 72

Quick Links: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders

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