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Title: Carbimazole-induced agranulocytosis: does antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody have a role?
Authors: Yip, G;Ekinci, Elif I;Lee, S T;Jerums, George;Grossmann, Mathis
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiatoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2010
Citation: Internal Medicine Journal; 40(4): 300-3
Abstract: Carbimazole is a drug that is widely used for hyperthyroid disorders, such as Graves' disease. Agranulocytosis is a rare idiosyncratic adverse reaction to the drug which is potentially fatal. This report describes a patient with a history of successfully treated pyoderma gangrenosum, who developed agranulocytosis 3 weeks after commencement of carbimazole for Graves' disease. It may give credence to the theory that implicates antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in the pathogenesis of agranulocytosis induced by antithyroid drugs.
Internal ID Number: 20529040
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02143.x
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Agranulocytosis.chemically induced.diagnosis.immunology
Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic.biosynthesis.blood.physiology
Carbimazole.adverse effects
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