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January 1976

Acute Athetosis as a Result of Phenytoin Toxicity in a Child

Author Affiliations

From the divisions of pediatric neurology (Dr Zinsmeister) and neurology (Dr Marks), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(1):75-76. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120020077015

• A case of acute athetosis in a child was found to be related to phenytoin toxicity. Symptoms were intermittent and coincided with drug administration. More common toxic effects were not noted on initial evaluation of the patient.

(Am J Dis Child 130:75-76, 1976)