J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  1997 Jul;36(4):770-773.

A Case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in a Hypoxic Brain Injury Patient Treated with Carbamazepine

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  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Korea University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Although carbamazepine is being widely used in treatment of a variety of psychiatric disorders, it has some serious potential risks, including Stevens-johnson syndrome. Authors experienced in consultation a case of Stevens-johnson syndrome due to usage of carbamazepine. The patient was treated with carbamazepine to control for aggressive behavior after a hypoxic brain damage. Authors report a case of Stevens-johnson syndrome due to carbamazepine and also reviews related articles.

Keyword

Carbamazepine; Hypoxic brain injury; Stevens Johnson syndrome
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