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Tonic water purpura and lithium leukocytosis dramatize the diverse and frequently unexpected reactions by blood to drugs and environmental chemicals. Although blood dyscrasias may be less commonly encountered than skin eruptions, fever, or gastrointestinal complaints, they usually excite more ominous prospects of disastrous infections or bleeding. Patients as well as physicians are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for adverse effects and may question the risk of new medications. This is a thorough compendium of agents reported to be associated with blood cell and hemostatic problems. The authors emphasize that this relation often may be only circumstantial; however, even fragmentary
Drugs Chemicals and Blood Dyscrasias.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-6-800_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(6):800.
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