Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 324-326

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


Neurology Unit, Department of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Tze Yuan Tee
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_315_18

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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.


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