Piperacillin-induced anemia and leukopenia. Academic Article uri icon


  • Piperacillin is being used with increasing frequency as an important antibiotic for the treatment of severe and life-threatening infections. Many of these patients may have multiple possible causes of leukopenia and/or anemia. An awareness of the potential for piperacillin to cause the rapid onset of leukopenia and/or anemia may have important therapeutic implications, especially in severely ill patients.

published proceedings

  • South Med J

author list (cited authors)

  • Bressler, R. B., & Huston, D. P.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Bressler, RB||Huston, DP

publication date

  • February 1986