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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 124-125

Ceftriaxone-induced acute reversible encephalopathy in a patient with enteric fever

1 Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Haryana Commission Medical Services - I, Primary Health Centre, Bhagal, Haryana, India

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Neetu Sharma
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.91884

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Ceftriaxone is a commonly used, third-generation cephalosporin. Encephalopathy is a rare side effect of third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins. Renal failure and previous disease of the central nervous system predispose to this neurotoxicity. We describe a case of acute transient encephalopathy in a patient treated with ceftriaxone for enteric fever infection. Early detection of this complication is relevant given that stopping the drug usually reverts the neurological syndrome.


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