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Lamotrigine-Induced Lupus-Like Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review.
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PMID:  23011169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lamotrigine, as a new generation anticonvulsant, has been widely used in treating epilepsy. It is also a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Common adverse effects include nausea and vomiting, dyspepsia, insomnia, somnolence, and rash. However, drug-induced lupus (DIL) due to lamotrigine has been rarely reported. We report a case of lupus-like syndrome associated with lamotrigine. A 39-year-old male developed arthralgias and positive serum antinuclear antibody repeatedly with introductions of lamotrigine. The strong temporal relationship between the rheumatological features and drug exposure is illustrative of the disease course of DIL. Two hitherto reported lamotrigine-related DIL cases are compared with our case.
Richard Shek-Kwan Chang; Andrew J Cole
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of therapeutics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3686     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441347     Medline TA:  Am J Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
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