Metronidazole: newly recognized cause of autonomic neuropathy.

  title={Metronidazole: newly recognized cause of autonomic neuropathy.},
  author={Lisa D. Hobson-Webb and Elizabeth S Roach and Peter D. Donofrio},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  volume={21 5},
Metronidazole is a commonly used antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of anaerobic and protozoal infections of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. It is associated with numerous neurologic complications, including peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is typically detected in patients on chronic therapy, although it has been documented in those taking large doses for acute infections. Numerous case reports have been published describing motor and sensory neuropathy, yet autonomic… CONTINUE READING
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