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Clozapine associated neutropenia and cytomegalovirus colitis
journal contributionposted on 1998-12-01, 00:00 authored by W J C Verbeeck, Michael BerkMichael Berk
Both diarrhea and colitis associated with clozapine have been reported. We present a case of clozapine-associated neutropenia complicated by cytomegalovirus colitis. The definitive diagnosis was suggested on biopsy which showed eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions suggestive of cytomegalovirus infection, and confirmed on immunohistochemistry. Neutropenia or agranulocytosis in association with clozapine treatment may be complicated by colitis. In such cases, investigations for cytomegalovirus may be incicated.