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Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2010 Nov;85(11):376-7. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2010.10.005. Epub 2010 Nov 13.

[Bilateral acute anterior uveitis and anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España.



A case is presented of a patient who developed skin lesions on the legs and a bilateral anterior uveitis after taking Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal).


The presence of uveitis in the context of an allergic reaction to an anticonvulsant is a very uncommon and can affect the internal organs. For this reason, it should be taken into account when carrying out a full assessment of a patient with a possible hypersensitivity reaction to a particular drug.

Copyright © 2010 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

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