Pancytopenia associated with levetiracetam treatment.

  title={Pancytopenia associated with levetiracetam treatment.},
  author={Massimo Gallerani and Elisa Mari and Benedetta Boari and Rossella Carletti and Anna Maria Marra and Michele Cavallo},
  journal={Clinical drug investigation},
  volume={29 11},
Levetiracetam is a pyrrolidine derivate that is approved for the treatment of seizures. It has a favourable pharmacokinetic profile, no clearly established pharmacological interactions, good tolerability and offers the possibility of rapid treatment. We describe a case of pancytopenia and multiple infections observed in the context of levetiracetam treatment. A 65-year-old woman who underwent surgical removal of a meningioma developed progressive pancytopenia complicated by pneumonia and… CONTINUE READING


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