February 1981

Fever Caused by Hydroxyurea

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Hospital Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (Drs Bauman and Hasegawa), Internal Medicine (Drs Shulruff, Roden, and Bauernfeind), and Dermatology (Dr Hartsough), University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(2):260-261. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340020122031

• Hydroxyurea has been rarely implicated as a cause of drug fever. In this report, we describe a patient who was highly febrile while receiving hydroxyurea for psoriasis. The fever disappeared after discontinuation of therapy with this drug; however, the fever recurred when the patient received hydroxyurea again.

(Arch Intern Med 141:260-261, 1981)