Fatal benign phenytoin lymphadenopathy.

  title={Fatal benign phenytoin lymphadenopathy.},
  author={Leo J McCarthy and J C Aguilar and R C Ransburg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={139 3},
A 71-year-old man had status epilepticus and was treated with phenytoin (Dilantin) sodium. Subsequently, an absolute eosinophilia developed, which increased and reached its zenith immediately before the patient died. At autopsy, anasarca and an interstitial nephritis characterized predominantly by eosinophils and occasional focal necrotizing arteriolar… CONTINUE READING