A 67-year-old patient with breast carcinoma on treatment with aminoglutethimide (AG) developed profound leukopenia and sepsis. WBC count recovered within 1 week and the drug was renewed without further complications. The hematological toxicity of AG is reviewed. Detailed descriptions of this side effect of AG are usually lacking in most published series. It appears though that blood dyscrasia due to AG occurs rarely and is promptly reversible upon discontinuation of the drug, but renewal of its administration is not always possible.

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