Acyclovir-Induced Neurotoxicity: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

@article{Chowdhury2016AcyclovirInducedNA,
  title={Acyclovir-Induced Neurotoxicity: A Case Report and Review of Literature.},
  author={M. A. Chowdhury and Nada Derar and Syed Hasan and Bryan T. Hinch and S. Ratnam and R. Assaly},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          e941-3
        }
}
  • M. A. Chowdhury, Nada Derar, +3 authors R. Assaly
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • American journal of therapeutics
  • Neurotoxicity can develop as a side effect of intravenous acyclovir use in patients with renal impairment. It is underreported in clinical practice and often confused with worsening herpes encephalitis. We present a 69-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis with acyclovir neurotoxicity treated with daily extended hemodialysis sessions. Daily hemodialysis for extended period may shorten the neurotoxicity period and can help with faster return to normal mentation. A high… CONTINUE READING
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