Neurotoxicity induced by beta-lactam antibiotics: from bench to bedside

@article{Chow2005NeurotoxicityIB,
  title={Neurotoxicity induced by beta-lactam antibiotics: from bench to bedside},
  author={Ka Ming Chow and Andrew L. C. Hui and Cheuk Chun Szeto},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={649-653}
}
Central nervous system toxicity following administration of beta-lactam antibiotics, of which penicillin is the prototype, is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality. In recent years, important advances have been made in the pathogenesis of antibiotic-related neurotoxicity. This review focuses on the experimental and clinical aspects of neurotoxicity caused by beta-lactam antibiotics. The purpose is to provide an update on the pathogenesis, mechanism, and clinical manifestations of the… CONTINUE READING
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