Looking beyond the obvious: Cefepime-induced nonconvulsive status epilepticus

Vinayaka Anuhya, Sushil Kunder, Sharath Madhyastha, Veena Nayak, Raviraja Acharya, Kusugodlu Ramamoorthi, Avinash Arivazhahan, Rahul Gangula

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Abstract

Cephalosporins are a commonly used class of antibiotics in various types of infections. Cefepime, a fourth-generation cephalosporin, has been reported to cause neurotoxicity, which can present itself as varied manifestations. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a rare manifestation of this neurotoxicity. This condition often proves difficult to diagnose because it is chiefly an electroencephalogram-based diagnosis. The authors report a case of cefepime-induced NCSE in a 57-year-old female patient with compromised renal status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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