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Hematological Adverse Drug Reactions

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© 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter considers effects on (a) the different cell types that circulate in the peripheral blood; (b) the bone marrow that generates and replenishes those cells, many of which have a short lifespan; and (c) the mechanisms involved in plasma coagulation that maintain hemostasis. One of the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) most feared by both prescribers and manufacturers alike is the unpredictable, idiosyncratic, and unexpected occurrence of peripheral blood cytopenias due to myelosuppression. These are type B reactions according to the classification of Rawlins and Thompson. The chapter concentrates on the rarer type B reactions. It reviews the types of reactions by which drugs may cause cytopenias or affect plasma coagulation. It considers examples of documented ADRs, and talks about strategies for predicting, detecting, and preventing reactions, as well as managing those that do occur.


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Author(s): Carey PJ

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Mann's Pharmacovigilance

Year: 2014

Pages: 527-537

Print publication date: 01/04/2014

Online publication date: 04/04/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Edition: 3

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118820186.ch34

DOI: 10.1002/9781118820186.ch34

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781118820186


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