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

R. J. Bedimo, William M. Geisler

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-179
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005



  • Fever
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Phenytoin
  • Rash

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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