A case report of bone marrow suppression caused by piperacillin tazobactam

Ekmekci A., Yakar F., Tufan F. , Demirturk M., Cagatay A. A.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.4, no.1, pp.28-30, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-30


Piperacillin/tazobactam (PT) is a commonly prescribed antibiotic and is generally considered safe. During treatment with piperacillin/tazobactam bone marrow suppression can rarely be seen as a serious adverse effect. We report here a case of PT induced bone marrow suppression. A 58 year old man was being treated with PT for empyema. After 20 days of treatment, he developed neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.