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Neurology India

Compartment syndrome as a spectrum of purple glove syndrome following intravenous phenytoin administration in a young male: a case report and review of literature.


PMID 24005736

Abstract

Compartment syndrome is a rare complication of spectrum of purple glove syndrome, seen as a side effect of intravenous phenytoin. This involves rapid discolouration of the involved limb along with edema and sometimes blistering of the skin also. Treatment is usually conservative and rarely requires surgery. We present a case of compartment syndrome following intravenous phenytoin administration and review of literature related to the case.