Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Levetiracetam induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: A fatal outcome


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Author Details: Dr. Chhaya Goyal, Mr. Mohammad Rafi

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9087

Print ISSN : 2393-9079

Article First Page : 107

Article End Page : 109


Abstract

 Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, life-threatening dermatological manifestation which usually develops after intake of some culprit drugs. These drugs often belong to antibiotics, sulfonamides, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and anti-convulsants. We here report a fatal case of an elderly male patient who developed TEN soon after the intake of levetiracetam.