Premature ventricular contractions as a side effect of filgrastim in a child with B-thalassaemia

Hanan F. Nazir, Niranjan Joshi, Yasser A. Wali

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Premature ventricular contractions are a rare side effect of filgrastim, reported mainly in elderly men. Here we report the case of a 9-year-old child with thalassaemia who developed frequent premature ventricular contractions after three doses of filgrastim were given for deferiprone-induced agranulocytosis. The arrhythmia resolved 3 weeks after discontinuation of filgrastim. Children treated with filgrastim should be carefully monitored for potentially serious arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • agranulocytosis
  • B-thalassaemia
  • child
  • filgrastim
  • Premature ventricular contractions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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