Febrile Neutropenia and Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Thalassemia Major Patient

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dc.contributor.author Sheikh-Taha, Marwan
dc.contributor.author Koussa, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Inati, Adlette
dc.contributor.author Taher, Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T08:41:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T08:41:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-06-02
dc.identifier.issn 0363-0269 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3926
dc.description.abstract A 36-year-old transfusion-dependent thalassemia major patient presented with febrile neutropenia and anemia. Deferiprone (L1) was discontinued as it was suspected to be the offending agent and prompt broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy was initiated after which the patient improved. After 11 days the patient developed hemorrhagic stroke and seizure whereby aspirin was discontinued and supportive therapy was given. Agranulocytosis is the most serious complication reported with L1 but, to the best of our knowledge, there are no previous reports on hemorrhagic stroke associated with the use of the agent, and hence, the etiology of the stroke which followed agranulocytosis caused by L1 remains obscure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Febrile Neutropenia and Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Thalassemia Major Patient en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199410150 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Hemoglobin en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 499-501 en_US
dc.keywords Deferiprone (L1) en_US
dc.keywords Thalassemia major en_US
dc.keywords Hemorrhagic stroke en_US
dc.keywords Febrile neutropenia en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03630260701641211 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sheikh-Taha, M., Koussa, S., Inati, A., & Taher, A. (2007). Febrile neutropenia and hemorrhagic stroke in a thalassemia major patient. Hemoglobin, 31(4), 499-501. en_US
dc.author.email marwan.taha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03630260701641211 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8037-1201 en_US

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