volume 51, issue 1, P56-67 1992
DOI: 10.1038/clpt.1992.8
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Abstract: Inherited defects in detoxification of reactive metabolites of drugs predispose patients to "hypersensitivity" reactions. Covalent interaction of metabolites with cell macromolecules leads to cytotoxic and immunologic outcomes, manifested clinically by multisystem syndromes with variable organ involvement. Hypothyroidism developed in 5 of 202 patients (age range, 1 to 81 years) we investigated for hypersensitivity reactions to anticonvulsants or sulfonamides shortly after their reaction. None had previous pers…

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