STEVEN J. PEITZMAN, M.D.; CLARENCE MARTIN, M.D.
To the editor: Recently we cared for a patient who developed mild thrombocytopenia related in time to the ingestion of minoxidil (Loniten; Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan), a potent oral vasodilator newly approved for the treatment of severe hypertension.
A 49-year-old man came to the Veterans Administration Hospital on 1 December 1979 with weakness, anorexia, and dyspnea of 3 weeks' duration. For 20 years he had hypertension, which had been treated sporadically. His blood pressure was 240/140 mm Hg, and he was edematous. His serum creatinine was 12.7 mg/dL and urea nitrogen, 127 mg/dL. The hemoglobin content was 11 g/dL; leukocyte
PEITZMAN SJ, MARTIN C. Thrombocytopenia and Minoxidil. Ann Intern Med. ;92:874. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-6-874_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(6):874.
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