We report a case of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, apparently caused by exposure to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The medical records of patients treated for more than 30 consecutive days with subcutaneously administered G-CSF were reviewed for the occurrence of thrombocytopenia or coagulation abnormalities. New-onset thrombocytopenia with a platelet count less than 100 × 10 9 cells/L (<100,000 cells/mm 3 ) developed in 9 of 23 patients (39%) after a median of 11 weeks of treatment with G-CSF at dosages between 1 and 10 μg/kg per day. (J P EDIATR 1995;126:749-52).
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health