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A 45-year-old man developed cerebral vasculitis associated with a systemic hypersensitivity response shortly after commencing treatment with allopurinol. The illness settled on withdrawal of the drug and no other cause was found.


Journal article


Postgrad Med J

Publication Date





119 - 120


Allopurinol, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Drug Hypersensitivity, Enzyme Inhibitors, Humans, Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell, Lymphoma, Follicular, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Vasculitis, Xanthine Oxidase