Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome study of 60 cases.

  title={Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome study of 60 cases.},
  author={Puneet Bhargava},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  volume={67 6},
  • Puneet Bhargava
  • Published 2001 in
    Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and…
Sixty patients of anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome were studied. Fever and skin rash were present in all patients with peripheral blood leucocytosis and eosinophilia in 30 patients. Phenytoin was the commonest offending drug(39 patients) followed by carbamazepine (19 patients). AHS appeared after 2-12 weeks of the intake of offending drugs. Head injury was the primary illness in 43 patients (70 per cent) followed by brain tumors (9 patients). Cross reactivity between phenytoin and… CONTINUE READING