Agranulocytosis – A Case Report

Drug induced agranulocytosis is a rare condition. Yet one hundred and five drugs have been claimed to be associated with agranulocytosis and this list has since been updated. Some drugs are associated with relatively high risk. Dapsone is one of the drugs that was associated with a sufficiently high incidence of fatal agranulocytosis. It was withdrawn from use as prophylaxis against malaria. Here we present a case of a 27 years old female who had suffered from agranulocytosis after taking Dapsone, Amitriptyline and Oflacin for treatment of Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

 

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