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Clopidogrel is a drug in the recently developed class of thienopyridine derivatives used to block adenosine diphosphate receptors on platelets, a blockade that results in the inhibition of platelet aggregation.1 The current use of clopidogrel is mainly to prevent stent restenosis in coronary artery disease and in the early and long-term prevention of atherothrombotic events.
Kawakami T, Soma Y. Therapeutic Effect of Clopidogrel on Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.349