Case of Phenytoin Induced Encephalopathy in a Six-Year-Old Girl
Author(s): Fazeel Zubair Ahmed*
Phenytoin is a widely used anti-epileptic among pediatric patients. It has a narrow therapeutic range hence monitoring for adverse effects is essential. Among its rare adverse effects is phenytoin induced encephalopathy. We have encountered one such case in our practice. A six-year-old girl received overdose of phenytoin due to ignorance of her history by practitioners. Understanding a patient’s past medical record is essential before administering narrow therapeutic range medicines.