Stevens Johnson Syndrome associated with Lamotrigine
Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome (SJS) is an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity reaction and has been linked as an adverse side effects to many drugs. Lamotrigine, an anticonvulsive medication and also a commonly used mood stabiliser, can be associated with this adverse reaction. Although this has not been reported very commonly , SJS has high mortality and morbidity and requires careful attention as the use of Lamotrigine is increasing in clinical practice. We present a case where the patient developed Stevens - Johnson Syndrome three weeks after being started on Lamotrigine. The case is discussed for its relevance to the use of Lamotrigine which is currently prescribed very commonly in psychiatric practices.
How to cite this:Parveen S, Javed MA. Stevens Johnson Syndrome associated with Lamotrigine. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(6):1450-1452. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.296.4385
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