JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.36, no.1, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
dipyrone, agranulocytosis, plasmacytosis, child, DRUG-INDUCED AGRANULOCYTOSIS, BLOOD DYSCRASIAS, METAMIZOLE, THROMBOCYTOSIS, TOXICITY
Gazi University Affiliated:
Dipyrone or metamizole Na (Novalgin) is commonly used as an antipyretic, analgesic, and spasmolytic agent in some parts of the world; however, it is banned in developed countries because of severe side effects. Here we present a case of a 4-year-old boy who developed life-threatening agranulocytosis, anemia, and marked plasmacytosis in his bone marrow after dipyrone use for fever, which resolved with steroid therapy.