The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 6
Albendazole-Induced Dystonic Reaction: A Case Report
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey İncecik F, Hergüner MÖ, Özcan K, Altunbaşak Ş. Albendazole-induced dystonic reaction: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 2011; 53: 709-710.

Drug-induced dystonic reactions are a common presentation to the emergency department and typically occur with drugs like chlorpromazine, haloperidol and metoclopramide. There are no reports in the literature of dystonic reaction caused by albendazole. We report a case of albendazole-induced acute dystonic reaction whose symptoms completely resolved after the discontinuation of the drug. Even though dystonia side effects of albendazole are rare, it can induce an alarming dystonia in some sensitive children. The mechanism of dystonia is unclear. Keywords : albendazole, acute dystonic reaction, children.

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