Stevens-Johnson syndrome induced by phenytoin: a case report

Lalkota Prakash Bhanu, Kumara Swamy M., Mohammed Nasiruddin, Naveen H. D., Rajesh Venkataraman


Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare (one to two per 10,00,00 population per year) but life threatening adverse drug reactions. Antiepileptic drugs-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reaction, amongst anti-epileptics; carbamazepine and phenytoin are the major culprits. We report here a case of SJS due to phenytoin (CTC vs 2 Grade 3).


ADR, Anti-epileptics, Naranjo scale, Phenytoin, SJS

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