A treatable encephalopathy in a peritoneal dialysis patient - Cefepime-induced encephalopathy

Ching Khoo, Tze Tee, Hui Jan Tan, Raymond Azman Ali

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Abstract

We report a patient with end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis, who developed encephalopathy after receiving a few doses of cefepime. He recovered clinically and electroencephalographically after having discontinued the culprit agent and undergone hemodialysis. This case highlights the importance of promptly recognizing this reversible encephalopathy, which can lead to the avoidance of unnecessary workup, reduce the length of hospital stay, and thereby improve the patients' outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-326
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Brain Diseases
Peritoneal Dialysis
Length of Stay
Chronic Kidney Failure
Renal Dialysis
cefepime

Keywords

  • Cefepime
  • encephalopathy
  • myoclonus
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • triphasic waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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A treatable encephalopathy in a peritoneal dialysis patient - Cefepime-induced encephalopathy. / Khoo, Ching; Tee, Tze; Tan, Hui Jan; Ali, Raymond Azman.

In: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.04.2019, p. 324-326.

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