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Table 1 Laboratory findings at both times of admission and discharge

From: Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome after phenytoin administration in an adolescent patient: a case report and review of literature

Initial findings at time of admission
Hemoglobin 10.4 g/dl Albumin 3.1 g/dl Prothrombin time 11.7 s, partial thromboplastin time 29 s
Platelets 105,000/mm3 Alkaline phosphatase 459 U/l Anti-smooth muscle and anti-liver kidney microsomal antibodies were negative
White blood cells 10.45 × 103/μl Gamma-glutamyl transferase 964 U/l Hepatitis profile was all negative
Neutrophils 4.83 × 103/μl Total bilirubin 4.3 mg/dl EBV & CMV IgMs were negative, monospot test was negative as well
Lymphocytes 3.80 × 103/μl Direct bilirubin 4 mg/dl Respiratory viral panel was negative
Eosinophil 1.60 × 103/μl Creatinine 0.72 mg/dl ANA, anti-dsDNA and anti-histone were all negative
Alanine aminotransferase 1198 IU/l CRP 4.7 mg/dl Urine analysis, urine culture, blood culture, stool culture and throat swap culture were all negative
Aspartate Aminotransferase 1338 IU/l Erythrocytes sedimentation rate 27 mm/h Blood film showed atypical lymphocytes (Fig. 5)
10 days later at time of discharge
 Hemoglobin 10.9 g/dl
 Total bilirubin 2.07 mg/dl
 Direct bilirubin 1.68 mg/dl
 Aspartate aminotransferase 31 IU/l
 Alanine aminotransferase 96 IU/l
 White blood cells 9.7 × 103/μl
 Platelets 288,000/mm3