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2022 Sep 30

Anal Biochem

Development of label-free electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for the detection of HLA-B*15:02 and HLA-B*15:21 for the prevention of carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome.


Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an FDA-approved anticonvulsant that is widely used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, trigeminal neuralgia and chronic pain. Several studies have reported a strong association between HLA-B*15:02 and carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). However, the HLA-B75 serotype (HLA-B*15:02, HLA-B*15:08, HLA-B*15:11 and HLA-B*15:21) has been found in patients with carbamazepine-induced SJS/TEN.