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

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Dr. Melanie Jones
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..
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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It is much harder for the body to heal as it inhibits some form of healing.
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