Title

Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome treated with intravenous immunoglobulin

Author Department

Pediatrics

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Abstract

Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome is a severe, potentially life-threatening, reaction to the aromatic anticonvulsant medications. Reported here is a case of anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome secondary to phenobarbital in a 2-year-old boy; he responded to drug withdrawal, corticosteroids, and intravenous immunoglobulin. The literature regarding treatment of this syndrome is reviewed.

Publication ISSN

0884-8734

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