Korean journal of biological psychiatry, 19(3):146-151, 2012
Korean journal of biological psychiatry; 생물정신의학
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent that is more effective than the typical neuroleptics in the treatment of refractory schizophrenia. Recently, there has been an increased recognition of the association of clozapine with myocarditis and cardiomyopathy. Commonly used diagnostic tests have limited sensitivity in diagnosing this potentially life-threatening complication. Here we report a case of 36-year-old male patient who developed fever, tachycardia, and dyspnea after introduction of clozapine. By clinical evaluation and laboratory test we diagnosed the patient with myocarditis and treated him successfully. To our knowledge this is the first case report of clozapine-induced myocarditis in Korea.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
Total Visit :3,283,226
Total Download :1,363,408
Today View :674
Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center 164 Worldcup-ro Yeongtong-gu Suwon 16499 Korea / TEL : 031-219-5312 / FAX : 031-219-5314 Copyright (c) Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center All Rights Reserved. AJOU Open Repository는 국립중앙도서관 OAK 보급사업으로 구축되었습니다.