CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 160-161

Psychosis as harbinger of phenytoin toxicity


Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Kumar Gupta
Department of Psychiatry, Room No. 202, Second Floor, Academic Block, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-6580.172272

PMID: 26862279

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Psychosis with phenytoin use has earlier been reported only in the context of Vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency. We report a rare case of phenytoin toxicity manifesting as psychosis in the absence of Vitamin deficiency. The importance of recognition of psychosis as a harbinger of phenytoin toxicity and implications for management are discussed.


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