A case report of leukopenia associated with phenelzine

Am J Psychiatry. 1984 Jun;141(6):806-7. doi: 10.1176/ajp.141.6.806.


Leukopenia, a rare but serious side effect of many psychotropic agents including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), has not been reported in the literature in association with phenelzine. The authors report such a case and suggest a toxic etiology independent of MAOI activity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Depressive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukopenia / chemically induced*
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Phenelzine / adverse effects*


  • Phenelzine