The use of Clozapine in Adolescents: A Case Report

Aili Hanim Hashim, Subash Kumar Pillai, Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Manveen Kaur

Abstract


This is a report about a child diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia and subsequently treated with clozapine. Clozapine is often used as the last line of treatment for patients with schizophrenia even in the pediatric population. This report highlights the usefulness and challenges of using clozapine in children with schizophrenia.

Keywords


childhood-onset, schizophrenia, clozapine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v17i1.244

Submitted: 24 March 2010
Published: 01 March 2011




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