Cefepime-induced neurotoxicity in a pediatric patient on chronic hemodialysis: a case report

Clin Case Rep. 2017 Oct 9;5(12):1931-1933. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1217. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Impaired renal function increases the risk for cefepime-induced neurotoxicity. Symptoms include disorientation, myoclonus, status epilepticus, ataxia, gait disturbance, coma, and death. A high index of suspicion and early recognition of symptoms can minimize the risk of progression of symptoms to permanent neurologic impairment or death.

Keywords: Cefepime; hemodialysis; neurotoxicity; pediatric; renal.

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  • Case Reports