A member asked:

Do patients taking penicillamine have a difficult time in general healing from surgery?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Melanie Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Possibly: Penicillamine is classified as a dmard, mechanism of action is not completely understood. These drugs can cause leukopenia/thrombocytopenia - suppression of WBC leaves a patient vulnerable to infection and can cause delayed wound healing..

Answered 9/22/2016


Dr. Terry Simpson answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Yes: It is much harder for the body to heal as it inhibits some form of healing.

Answered 9/24/2012



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