Bone marrow granulomas possibly associated with amiodarone

Weeranuj Yamreudeewong, William W. McIntyre, Tsieh J. Sun, Paul L. Ranelli

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Abstract

Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that is effective in treating different types of cardiac dysrhythmias. It was approved only for treatment of life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias refractory to other therapy; however, its use for atrial dysrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation is well accepted. Adverse effects associated with amiodarone include pulmonary, hepatic, thyroid, ocular, and neurologic toxicities. Our patient experienced intermittent fever, night sweats, and fatigue while taking the drug for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Bone marrow biopsy showed granuloma formation after 17 months of therapy with amiodarone. Amiodarone was discontinued due to significant hypotension and shortness of breath. To our knowledge, this is the third case report of granuloma formation in bone marrow possibly associated with this agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-859
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacotherapy
Volume20
Issue number7 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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