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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, pp. 127-129
Bioline Code: pr13021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, pp. 127-129

 en Pancytopenıa and Sepsıs due to Meropenem: A Case Report
Erden, Muzaffer; Gulcan, Erim; Bılen, Arzu; Bılen, Yusuf; Uyanık, Abdullah & Keleş, Mustafa

Abstract

Meropenem is one of the most commonly used antibacterial agents with relatively few side effects. Serious adverse reactions reported with meropenem are rare with an incidence of 1 %. Recently we came across two rare adverse effects of meropenem in one patient with acute renal failure. There was pancytopenia and sepsis, respectively. To the best of our knowledge, a only few cases have been reported in the literature that document an association between meropenem administration and pancytopenia, and about half of these cases were sepsis. With the use of meropenem becoming more widespread, these two rare but fatal complications of meropenem should be borne in mind.

Keywords
Meropenem, Pancytopenia, Sepsis, Fatal complications

 
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