Hydroxyurea as a cause of drug fever

Andrei Braester, Miriam Quitt

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We report on a patient with essential thrombocythemia treated with hydroxyurea who became febrile 3 weeks after the treatment was started. After drug withdrawal, the fever resolved but after rechallenge there was recurrence of the fever. Although hydroxyurea-induced fever is rare, this drug must be added to the list of drugs that produce fever and the physicians should be aware of this possibility. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-51
Number of pages2
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug-induced fever
  • Essential thrombocythemia
  • Hydroxyurea


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