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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr-Jun; 44(2): 170–172.
PMCID: PMC2954346

STEVENS JOHNSON SYNDROME IN A BIPOLAR PATIENT TREATED WITH LAMOTRIGINE

Abstract

A male patient with bipolar disorder who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome following treatment with a combination of sodium valproate and lamotrigine is reported. This case report emphasises the importance of being cautious when such a combination is used in patients with associated medical conditions.

Keywords: Stevens-Johnson syndrome, lamotrigine, sodium valproate

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