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The Relief of Leukocytopenia Within 1 Month After Switching Risperidone to Amisulpride
Yi-Cheng Hou, M.Sc.; Chien-Han Lai, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E40-E41. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13070162
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The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Dept. of Nutrition, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Dept. of Psychiatry, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
Dept. of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Send correspondence to Dr. Lai; e-mail: stephenlai99@gmail.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association


To the Editor: Leukocytopenia is not an uncommon side effect of antipsychotics. Here is a case report of a patient with risperidone-related leukocytopenia side effects, who had significant increase of white blood cells (WBC) after switching to amisulpride within 1 month.

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