versión impresa ISSN 1131-5768
The presence of agranulocytosis is signalled by a concentration of neutrophils lower than 500 per mm3. We present the case of an 88 years old man who suffered an agranulocytosis after a treatment with calcium dobesilate and troxerutin prescribed to him after a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. Although there are only a few cases of calcium dobesilate related agranulocytosis and none related to troxerutin, the efficacy of these phlebotonics has not been demonstrated. Given that agranulocytosis has a mortality rate of approximately 15%, risks and benefits should be balanced before the prescription of these drugs.
Palabras clave : Calcium dobesilate; Troxerutin; Agranulocytosis.