Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome: a rare and serious complication

Schweitzer, Isaac
June 2011
Medical Journal of Australia;6/6/2011, Vol. 194 Issue 11, p609
Academic Journal
The article discusses the case of a patient who experienced anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome (ACHS) following administration of carbamazepine for bipolar disorder with symptoms of mania. Particular focus is given to her medications and the side effects of carbamazepine. The patient's condition improved after one week of carbamazepine discontinuation and administration of prednisolone. Information on the hypersensitivity reactions associated with carbamazepine is provided.


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