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Description:This young girl presented to a clinical setting exhibiting a severe rash, which had been diagnosed as an allergic reaction to the drug phenytoin. See the link below, for a comprehensive discussion about phenytoin including a list of possible drug reactions associated with this medication.
“Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Phenytoin is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ R. Gust
Creation Date:1967
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Links:MedlinePlus - National Institutes of Health (NIH); U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM); Phenytoin (Dilantin)
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