QT PROLONGATION IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT AFTER USING OXCARBAZEPINE FOR PARTIAL SEIZURE: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Deena Al Wakeel, Dr. Naif Al Anazy, Dr. Badi AlEnazi* and Dr. Waleed Al Manea
Several reports of drug-induced prolonged QT interval have been published, but to the best of our knowledge, there has not been any report of oxcarbazepine inducing prolonged QT interval in a paediatric age group. Here We described one case of prolonged QT interval in 7 years old Saudi girl with partial seizure who treated by Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal ). This is unusual case of prolonged QT interval in pediatrics age group due to usage of Oxcarbazepine. We conclude that prolonged QT interval should be included among the adverse drug reactions of Oxcarbazepine.
Keywords: QT prolongation, oxcarbazepine, partial seizure.
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