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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 132-133
Bioline Code: ni03049
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 132-133

 en Letter to Editor - Carbamazepine-induced immune thrombocytopenia
J. S. Goraya, V. S. Virdi


Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an effective anticonvulsant for children with partial and secondarily generalized seizures.1 It is considered safe and relatively less toxic than other anticonvulsant drugs.1 The hematological toxicity of CBZ is well known and thrombocytopenia is a rare manifestation of CBZ-induced myelotoxicity.2 We report a 10-year-old boy who developed severe immune thrombocytopenia following CBZ therapy.

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