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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 329-330

Carbamazepine-induced dystonia in an adolescent

1 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
3 Department of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shwetank Bansal
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.182879

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Dystonia is sustained muscle contraction, which may be primary or secondary to other causes. Drugs comprise one of the most important causes for the secondary dystonia, the usual mechanism being a dopaminergic blockade. There are very few reports describing dystonia resulting from carbamazepine (CBZ) administration. In this case report, a 16-year-old male with mental retardation and seizure disorder developed dystonia at therapeutic blood levels of CBZ.


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