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Düşünen Adam. 2014; 27(1): 78-80


Addition of lithium therapy in a patient with persistent neutropenia triggered with antipsychotics

Görkem Yılmaz, Evrim Erten, Nurhan Fıstıkcı, Şakire Erek, Ömer Saatçioğlu.

Abstract
Decrease in leukocyte count might be seen during the use of antipsychotic medications. In such cases, treatment can be stopped or changed and blood count values must be closely monitored. As in this case report, however, if changing the treatment doesn’t provide improvement in blood counts, lithium augmentation can be considered. The objective of this case report is to point out that the addition of lithium therapy may be beneficial in patients with persistent neutropenia related to typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs.

Key words: Antipsychotic, lithium, neutropenia



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