A CASE REPORT: CARBAMAZEPINE INDUCED STEVEN JOHNSONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S SYNDROME
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized patients and occur in 0.3 to 7 per cent of all hospital admissions. These may vary from mild rashes to severe reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). Antiepileptic drugs-induced SJS is a life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reaction. We report here a case of carbamazepine induced SJS in a 18 year old male patient presenting in emergency ward of our college. The patient responded to the treatment and was prescribed Inj. Pheniramine Maleate and inj. Prednisolone 10 mg and remained symptom free since then.
Keywords: Carbamazepine, Drug induced Stevens - Johnson syndrome, Anti- Epileptics, Drug Reaction.
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