AMIKACIN INDUCED PANCYTOPENIA: CASE REPORT
Jiby Mary John*, Christy Merin Mathew, Justine Samuel Johney, Renny Napoleon, Bobby Johns and Denny Philip
Amikacin is one of the most commonly used antibacterial agent, which has action against gram negative organism. Several adverse effects are reported with Amikacin. In this report, we discuss one of the rare adverse effects of Amikacin - pancytopenia. Cases on Amikacin induced pancytopenia are rarely reported. The use of Amikacin is increasing worldwide, hence these life-threatening adverse effects of Amikacin should be borne in mind.
Keywords: Amikacin, Pancytopenia, Gram negative organism.
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