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A Case of Dapsone-Induced Severe Agranulocytosis Causing Life-Threatening Skin Sepsis in a Sri Lankan Child with Borderline Leprosy: A Success Story!

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dc.contributor.author Fernando, M.
dc.contributor.author Kankananarachchi, I.
dc.contributor.author Navabalasooriyar, P.
dc.contributor.author Herath, B.
dc.contributor.author Punchihewa, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-01T09:02:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-01T09:02:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Case Reports in Medicine.2019;2019:2314379 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1687-9627 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1687-9635 (Electronic)
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/20304
dc.description Not indexed en_US
dc.description.abstract Leprosy is a common skin disease in Sri Lanka which is being increasingly diagnosed due to the existing successful public health programme. Dapsone is a drug which holds unique pharmacological properties where it serves as both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. Of its main adverse effects, agranulocytosis is a serious consequence which is reported mainly in adults and elderly. We report a 7-year-old child who sustained life-threatening skin and subcutaneous tissue sepsis because of dapsone-induced agranulocytosis. Besides, this case highlights the importance of meticulous monitoring of cell counts due to the risk of neutropenia and the natural history of cell recovery following occurrence of neutropenia. Though high mortality rate has been described in most of the similar cases reported, the child we describe made a complete recovery following severe neutropenic sepsis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Pub. Corp en_US
dc.subject Leprosy en_US
dc.title A Case of Dapsone-Induced Severe Agranulocytosis Causing Life-Threatening Skin Sepsis in a Sri Lankan Child with Borderline Leprosy: A Success Story! en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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