Reversible cerebellar syndrome caused by metronidazole

Sarna, Justyna R.; Brownell, A. Keith W.; Furtado, Sarah
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, p611
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents case studies related to the risk of peripheral neuropathy and neurotoxicity in the intake of metronidazole. It states that communicative disorder and unsteady pace were seen in a 54-year-old man who took metronidazole for his bronchiectasis, but discontinuation of the medication for two months resolved the syndromes. It adds that the drug intake stoppage also showed a complete resolution of cerebellar syndromes in a 72-year-old woman with a health history of coronary heart disease.


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