Carbamazepine hypersensitivity syndrome mimicking mycosis fungoides.

We report a case of a patient who experienced a generalized skin rash with systemic involvement 2 months after beginning carbamazepine treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Skin biopsy specimens suggest mycosis fungoides. Complete remission of the clinical and pathologic changes after drug discontinuation and the positive result of carbamazepine from an epicutaneous test suggest a diagnosis of pseudolymphoma due to carbamazepine.
AuthorsA Miranda-Romero, N Pérez-Oliva, H Aragoneses, J Bastida, C Raya, A González-Lopez, M García-Muñoz
JournalCutis (Cutis) Vol. 67 Issue 1 Pg. 47-51 (Jan 2001) ISSN: 0011-4162 [Print] United States
PMID11204604 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Carbamazepine
  • Aged
  • Anticonvulsants (adverse effects)
  • Carbamazepine (adverse effects)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug Hypersensitivity (diagnosis, etiology)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycosis Fungoides (diagnosis, etiology)
  • Skin Neoplasms (diagnosis, etiology)
  • Syndrome

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