Pharmacopsychiatry 1998; 31(6): 238-240
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-979336
Case Report

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Tranylcypromine Abuse Associated with an Isolated Thrombocytopenia

A. Szelényi1 , J. Albrecht2
  • 1Abteilung für Neurochirugie, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2Abteilung für Psychiatric Krankenhaus Moabit, Berlin, Germany
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Publication Date:
20 April 2007 (online)

The authors report a case of a 35-year-old woman with a known history of alcohol abuse, who developed a tranylcypromine abuse with up to 600 mg tranylcypromine daily. She developed a severe thrombocytopenia and secondly a delirious withdrawal syndrome. MAOI causing thrombocytopenia is reviewed and the prescription of tranylcypromine to patients with previous substance abuse is discussed.