Phenytoin induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a case report

Shambhavi Kulkarni, A. N. Dattatri


Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are rare but potentially life threatening cutaneous adverse drug reactions. Drugs commonly implicated are anti-microbials, anti-epileptics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Amongst anti-epileptics, carbamazepine and phenytoin are the most common offending drugs. We report here a case of SJS due to phenytoin.


Phenytoin, SJS, Seizure, TEN

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