Hematologic reactions to carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

F. T. Fraunfelder, S. M. Meyer, G. C. Bagby, M. W. Dreis

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The National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side effects has received 79 cases reports of suspected hematopoietic toxicity caused by carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Twenty-six of these suspected cases (32%) resulted in death secondary to aplastic anemia, thrombocytopenia, or granulocytosis. In 54 of these 79, adverse reactions (68% occurred during the first six months of therapy).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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