Carbamazepine-induced systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as cardiac tamponade.

  title={Carbamazepine-induced systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as cardiac tamponade.},
  author={Sunil P Verma and Nidal A. Yunis and A Lekos and Robert S. Crausman},
  volume={117 2},
Here we report the case of a patient who presented with acute cardiac tamponade due to drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The patient had been treated for a seizure disorder with carbamazepine, a drug that has previously been demonstrated to cause SLE-like syndromes. Further serologic analysis demonstrated the likelihood of drug-induced SLE in this patient, with the rare presentation of cardiac tamponade. 

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