CHARLES E. BENDER, M.D.; ROBERT J. HOXSEY, M.D.; QUIN B. DEMARSH, M.D.
A review of the causes of agranulocytosis and the neutropenic states has revealed no case in which an organic mercurial diuretic was suspected as the etiologic agent.
In the case being reported, a 61 year old white woman, a known hypertensive for six years, was given Mercupurin 2 c.c. intravenously three times weekly for 38 weeks, followed by the same dose daily for 14 days. On admission the white blood count was 1,000 per cu. mm., the differential showed polymorphonuclears 5, lymphocytes 57, monocytes 30, eosinophil 1, basophils 3, unclassified 4. A course of BAL was administered, and a count
BENDER CE, HOXSEY RJ, DEMARSH QB. NEUTROPENIA IN A PATIENT TREATED WITH A MERCURIAL DIURETIC AND ITS RESPONSE TO BAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1285–1290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1285
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