Antibiotic-associated encephalopathy: A case of cefepime-induced myoclonic encephalopathy

B. Nandakrishna, Vidyasagar Sudha, V. Dantuluru Muralidhar, Holla Avinash

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Abstract

Antibiotics are known to have neurological side-effects, affecting either the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, or both. Predominant and troublesome central nervous system side-effects are seizures, myoclonus, encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy. We report a case of myoclonic encephalopathy in a middle-aged diabetic patient with normal renal function, on treatment with cefepime, for Enterobacter cloacae foot infection. Neurological symptoms resolved completely with withdrawal of the drug.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalJournal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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Myoclonic Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Enterobacter cloacae
Myoclonus
Peripheral Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Foot
Seizures
Kidney
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations
cefepime
Therapeutics

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