Title

Levetiracetam-induced pancytopenia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Journal

Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports

Volume

4

DOI

10.1016/j.ebcr.2015.06.001

Keywords

Adverse effects; Glioblastoma multiforme; Levetiracetam; Pancytopenia

Abstract

© 2015. Pancytopenia is a rare side effect of levetiracetam (LEV) that is associated with severe morbidity that requires hospitalization. Here, we report a patient with a right temporoparietal tumor who underwent a temporal craniotomy with resection of the mass and was started on LEV for seizure prophylaxis per the neurosurgery local protocol. The patient developed LEV-induced pancytopenia, which was successfully managed by discontinuation of this medication. Our report aims to increase awareness of this rare cause of pancytopenia among clinicians.

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