Long term carbamazepine therapy induced acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Chhaya Goyal, Virendra Bhandari, Mohammad Rafi


Carbamazepine is a commonly used antiepileptic drug. Apart from the neurological side-effects, hematological side-effects in form of aplastic anemia and agranulocytosis are well-documented. We report an unusual case of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) associated with the long term use of carbamazepine. On hospitalization, the drug carbamazepine was stopped and after confirmation of the diagnosis, patient was started on standard treatment for ALL.


Carbamazepine, Antiepileptic, Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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