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The use of Clozapine in Adolescents: A Case Report

Aili Hanim Hashim, Subash Kumar Pillai, Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Manveen Kaur
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 17, No 1 | a244 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v17i1.244 | © 2011 Aili Hanim Hashim, Subash Kumar Pillai, Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Manveen Kaur | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 March 2010 | Published: 01 March 2011

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Aili Hanim Hashim, University Malaya
Subash Kumar Pillai, University Malaya
Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, University Malaya
Manveen Kaur, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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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.

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childhood-onset, schizophrenia, clozapine

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