Two elderly patients with a history of either cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or head trauma and no evidence of renal disease developed seizures while. exantema y prurito. La toxicidad neurológica, aunque rara, es más frecuente tras la administración de Imipenem/Cilastatina. La aparición de convulsiones con. Incidence Most antibiotics are CNS-safe, and neurotoxicity associated with their administration is infrequent There have been anecdotal.

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Patients who had seizures responded well to therapy. In our series, seizure was never the presenting feature of HIV impienem. First seizure was generalized in 12 patients Convulsiones inducidas por imipenem en una paciente HIV-positiva [letter].

Metabolic derangements hypoglycemia and hypomagnesemia were observed in 2 patients Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year.

The risk of seizures among the carbapenems: a meta-analysis.

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Van Paesschen et al 8 report a higher occurrence of status epilepticus in patients with IVDU than in other risk factor imiipenem. We were able to identify the cause of seizure in In 3 patients A randomized, controlled trial of foscarnet in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS. No complex partial seizures were observed.

No cause was found in 1 case.

Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. The cause of seizures in 2 patients was hypoglycemia and hypomagnesemia.

One patient had simple partial seizures with PML. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin.

During follow-up, the 2 patients with initial simple partial seizure evolved to generalized seizure. The HIV stage was less advanced in those with no imipeem cause than in those with an identifiable cause. We found partial seizures in Seizures were well controlled with treatment. AIDS-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy revealed by new-onset seizures.

Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Purchase access Subscribe now. The first seizure was generalized in 12 patients Examination included testing glucose and serum electrolyte levels, convhlsiones and renal function, blood cell count, serologic tests for Toxoplasma gondii and cytomegalovirus, computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging jmipenem scans, and, if required, toxicologic screens, electroencephalographic and cerebrospinal fluid studies biochemical tests, serologic tests for syphilis and T gondii, Gram stain, cultures for Cryptococcus neoformans and Mycobacteriumstains for acid-fast Bacillusand polymerase chain reaction for herpes simplex virus.


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The risk of seizures among the carbapenems: a meta-analysis.

All 17 patients had a generalized seizure at some time. N Engl J Med. In our series, we were unable to identify a presumed cause in only 1 patient in whom the HIV infection alone was the presumed cause. First seizure in adults: