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A fatal complication of clozapine - induced agranulocytosis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Brian Mangan
Affiliation:
(now Department of Mental Health, Whitla Medical Building, Belfast City Hospital)
Martin J Toal
Affiliation:
Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Donaghanie Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT79 ONS, Northern Ireland

Abstract

Clozapine (Clozaril-Sandoz) is an atypical anti-psychotic drug used for the treatment of resistant schizophrenia. We describe the first fatal outcome as a consequence of neutropenia in the British Isles attributed to the use of clozapine. This death occurred despite proper monitoring by the Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service (CPMS) and full clinical vigilance.

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