Metronidazole-induced encephalopathy.

Abstract:

:We report the clinical, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging findings of two patients of diffuse encephalopathy associated with the use of metronidazole. Both patients showed characteristic abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and recovered incompletely after the discontinuation of metronidazole. We also suggest that MRI with DWI may be useful in the diagnosis of metronidazole-induced encephalopathy, and that they have a role in the prediction of prognosis.

journal_name

J Neurol Sci

authors

Kim DW,Park JM,Yoon BW,Baek MJ,Kim JE,Kim S

doi

10.1016/j.jns.2004.06.012

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2004-09-15 00:00:00

pages

107-11

issue

1-2

eissn

0022-510X

issn

1878-5883

pii

S0022-510X(04)00205-9

journal_volume

224

pub_type

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