ARNOLD J. VOTH, M.D.; RICHARD H. TURNER, M.D.
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To the editor: We write to report a case of agranulocytosis we believe was probably caused by nifedipine.
A 73-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital on 6 May with a 2-day history of chest pain, fever and chills, and a sore throat. She had been taking warfarin, propranolol, chloral hydrate on an as-needed basis, and nifedipine. The only positive physical findings were a temperature of 39 °C, marked tachycardia of 130 beats/min, and minor tenderness over the sternal incision. Admission laboratory data included a hemoglobin value of
VOTH AJ, TURNER RH. Nifedipine and Agranulocytosis. Ann Intern Med. ;99:882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-882_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):882.
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