THOMAS C. JONES; JOSEPH M. CARDAMONE
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To the Editor: The paper of Levine and Weintraub (Ann. Intern. Med. 68: 1060, 1968), "Pseudoleukemia During Recovery From Dapsone-Induced Agranulocytosis," was of special interest to us at USAF Hospital Clark, Philippines. We have recognized one such case in a soldier being evacuated by air from Vietnam with a diagnosis of "agranulocytosis, fever, and probable sepsis." Many features of his case are strikingly similar to those reported by Levine and Weintraub.
This patient, a 21-year-old white soldier, had arrived in Vietnam on December 24, 1967, and began taking his chloroquine—primaquine (weekly) and dapsone (daily) malaria prophylaxis at that time.
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JONES TC, CARDAMONE JM. PSEUDOLEUKEMIA AND DAPSONE. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:639. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-639_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):639.
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