African trypanosomiasis and drug-induced encephalopathy: risk factors and pathogenesis.

Abstract

Data on 598 patients with Trypanosoma brucei gambiense sleeping sickness, with abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and treated with melarsoprol, were reviewed to determine risk factors for drug-induced encephalopathy. The incidence of melarsoprol-induced encephalopathy was increased in patients with trypanosomes present in the CSF, in patients with a high… (More)

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