Drug induced pseudolymphoma syndrome
R R Mittal
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Mittal R R, Jain C, Walia R, Chopra A. Drug induced pseudolymphoma syndrome. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994;60:306-307
AbstractFive cases of pseudolymphoma syndrome (PS) in children aged 6 to 12 years were observed after anticonvulsant drugs. In 2 cases PS was observed after 10 days and in 3 after 15 days therapy with offending drug. 3 cases of PS were due to carbamazepine and had morbilliform rash and 2 cases due to phenobarbitone had erythroderma. All had fever, generalised lymphadenopathy and 4/5 had hepatosplenomegaly. Therapy with 15 mg prednisolone daily and withdrawal of offending drug led to cure in 4/5 cases and 1 died due to congestive cardiac failure.