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Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Nov-Dec;35(6):679.e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.03.002. Epub 2013 Apr 24.

Rapid development of fatal bowel infarction within 1 week after clozapine treatment: a case report.

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  • 1Department of General Psychiatry, Yu Li Hospital, Department of Health, Hualien, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Although there have been reported fatalities associated with clozapine-induced bowel infarction, in all of these cases, the patients had taken clozapine for months to years. We present here the case of a 47-year-old single man who died suddenly due to bowel infarction and sepsis 1 week after taking clozapine.

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Bowel infarction; Clozapine; Schizophrenia

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