IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Metronidazole-Associated Encephalopathy.

@article{Farmakiotis2016IMAGESIC,
  title={IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Metronidazole-Associated Encephalopathy.},
  author={Dimitrios Farmakiotis and Barry Zeluff},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={374 15},
  pages={1465}
}
A 58-year-old man with cryptogenic cirrhosis was admitted to the intensive care unit with confusion after a fall at home. He had been taking a prolonged course of metronidazole (500 mg three times per day for >3 weeks) for Clostridium difficile infection. A few days before his hospitalization, dysarthria and gait instability had developed, which had… CONTINUE READING