Secondary hypogammaglobilinemia after use of carbamazepine: case report and review.

@article{Castro2001SecondaryHA,
  title={Secondary hypogammaglobilinemia after use of carbamazepine: case report and review.},
  author={Ana Paula Werneck de Castro and M G Redmershi and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Pastorino and Jos{\'e} A de Paz and Angela B F Fomin and Cristina Miuki Abe Jacob},
  journal={Revista do Hospital das Clinicas},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={189-92}
}
Immunologic disorders related to anticonvulsant therapy have been described in the last three decades, including cellular and humoral alterations that result in recurrent infections; however, the physiopathologic mechanisms are not completely understood. This report describes a patient with complex partial epilepsy and hypogammaglobulinemia while in treatment with carbamazepine, with significant improvement in clinical signs and laboratory tests after substitution to sodium valproate. The… CONTINUE READING
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