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Neutropenia during treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with levamisole.

Authors
  • G T Williams
  • S A Johnson
  • P A Dieppe
  • E C Huskisson
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1978
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

Of 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with levamisole 35% showed a persistent decrease in neutrophil counts from pre-treatment levels and 6 (10%) develped severe neutropenia of less than 1.0 X 10(9)/1. One of these neutropenic patients recoverd without stopping therapy and the other 5 patients recovered rapidly when the drug was withdrawn. In some patients neutropenia recurred on reinstitution of levamisole.

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