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Link between vancomycin and serious thrombocytopenia

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:500

Neutropenia is a well known side effect of vancomycin. But doctors are less aware of the drug's potential to cause immune mediated thrombocytopenia, write researchers from the United States. They describe 29 patients who developed severe thrombocytopenia during treatment with …

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