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Phenytoin toxicity: a fatal case in a dog with hepatitis and jaundice
  1. AS Nash,
  2. H Thompson and
  3. JA Bogan


Pheyntoin (Epanutin: Parke, Davis) is widely used for the control of chronic convulsive disorders in the dog because it exerts an anti-epileptic effect without causing general depression of the central nervous system. To our knowledge fatal cases of phenytoin sensitivity in the dog have not been reported. A case is described in which hepatitis, jaundice and death followed the administration of the drug.

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