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February 1968

Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Agranulocytosis

Author Affiliations

USA; USA, Camp Zama, Japan

From the US Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan. Dr. Chernof is now at the City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(2):163-164. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610080067012

A case of hydroxychloroquine-induced agranulocytosis in a patient with discoid lupus erythematosus is reported. The patient had previously received chloroquine therapy for several months. Leukopenia preceded the appearance of agranulocytosis, and persisted for six weeks following clinical recovery.

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