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Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly.

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Jurivich, DA; Hanlon, J; Andolsek, K
Published in: J Am Geriatr Soc
March 1987

A case reported here of Haloperidol-induced neutropenia demonstrates one of many important drug reactions to which the elderly may be predisposed. Neuroleptics can lead to neutropenia by toxic or immunologic mechanisms, and it is impossible to predict which patients will sustain this potentially life-threatening reaction. Fever and infection may be the only clue to this blood dyscrasias. The diagnosis of drug-induced neutropenia is largely one of exclusion coupled with the observation of increasing neutrophil counts after cessation of the drug.

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J Am Geriatr Soc

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ISSN

0002-8614

Publication Date

March 1987

Volume

35

Issue

3

Start / End Page

248 / 250

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Neutropenia
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Humans
  • Haloperidol
  • Granulocytes
  • Geriatrics
  • Female
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Aged
 

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Jurivich, D. A., Hanlon, J., & Andolsek, K. (1987). Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc, 35(3), 248–250. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1987.tb02317.x
Jurivich, D. A., J. Hanlon, and K. Andolsek. “Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly.J Am Geriatr Soc 35, no. 3 (March 1987): 248–50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1987.tb02317.x.
Jurivich DA, Hanlon J, Andolsek K. Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1987 Mar;35(3):248–50.
Jurivich, D. A., et al. “Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly.J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 35, no. 3, Mar. 1987, pp. 248–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1987.tb02317.x.
Jurivich DA, Hanlon J, Andolsek K. Neuroleptic-induced neutropenia in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1987 Mar;35(3):248–250.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Am Geriatr Soc

DOI

ISSN

0002-8614

Publication Date

March 1987

Volume

35

Issue

3

Start / End Page

248 / 250

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Neutropenia
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Humans
  • Haloperidol
  • Granulocytes
  • Geriatrics
  • Female
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Aged