Levetiracetam induced encephalopathy in a patient with normal renal function: An unusual clinical encounter

Verma, Rajesh; Lalla, Rakesh; Patil, Tushar B.
October 2013
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology;Oct2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p727
Academic Journal
The article focuses on levetiracetam (LEV)-induced encephalopathy. A relatively well-tolerated antiepileptic drug, LEV is associated with behavioral and psychiatric side-effects that includes irritability, hostility and depression. Callenbach and colleagues reported that 12.2 percent of children receiving LEV experienced increasing seizure frequency while Szucs and colleagues reported increased paradoxical effect in 14 percent of mentally retarded patients.


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