Phenytoin hypersensitivity syndrome masquerading as fever and systemic illness of unknown origin in an HIV-infected patient

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Abstract

  • A 32-year-old HIV-infected woman developed fever and systemic illness of unknown origin after being placed on phenytoin for seizures. Her clinical syndrome, skin biopsy findings, and clinical response to steroids were consistent with phenytoin hypersensitivity syndrome.
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  • Bedimo RJ; Geisler WM
  • Start Page

  • 178
  • End Page

  • 179
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 2