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Clinical Features of the Anticonvulsant (Antiepileptic) Drug Hypersensitivity Syndrome

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient receiving certain anticonvulsant drugs may develop a drug hypersensitivity reaction that can be life-threatening. The presence of clinical findings justifies drug discontinuation pending exclusion of other causes.

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