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Cardiac conduction abnormalities during carbamazepine therapy for neuralgia following Guillain-Barré syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8451916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 61-year-old man without previous medical history was admitted for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Carbamazepine was prescribed on day 72 for dysesthesia occurring at the time of recovery. Subsequently, severe cardiac conduction disturbances (asystole, atrioventricular block) were observed and a permanent pacemaker had to be inserted. The possible relationship between carbamazepine therapy and cardiac side effects is discussed in this condition, as GBS itself is often complicated by cardiac arrhythmias.
Authors:
P Hantson; K Ilunga; N Martin; D Ziade; M Evenepoel; M Cojocaru; P Mahieu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Belgica     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0300-9009     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Belg     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-15     Completed Date:  1993-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247035     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carbamazepine / adverse effects*
Heart Arrest / chemically induced*
Heart Block / chemically induced*,  therapy
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial
Polyradiculoneuropathy / drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
298-46-4/Carbamazepine

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