Phenytoin induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome in a 38 year male patient: A Case Report
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized patients and occur in 0.3 to 7 per cent of all hospital admissions. These may vary from mild rashes to severe reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). Antiepileptic drugs-induced SJS is a life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reaction. We report here a case of phenytoin induced SJS in a 38 year old male patient presenting at emergency room. The patient responded to the treatment and was prescribed tab. Levetrecitam and remained symptom free since then.
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