Metronidazole Induced Neurotoxicity in a Case of Liver Abscess- A Case Report

Authors

  • Sourabh Mishra¹, Saurabh Goel², Madhubala Gaur³

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocs.v8i2.1685

Keywords:

Ataxia, Liver Abscess, Metronidazole, Neurotoxicity

Abstract

Metronidazole is a commonly used drug and considered relatively safe. But it may present with neurotoxicity,
commonly peripheral and rarely central. We report here a case of a young patient with amoebic liver abscess
who continued taking metronidazole longer than the prescribed duration of the drug and developed peripheral
neuropathy and cerebellar neurotoxicity which was reversible after discontinuation of the drug.

Author Biography

Sourabh Mishra¹, Saurabh Goel², Madhubala Gaur³

1
Postgraduate Resident, 2
H.O.D & Professor, 3
Professor, Gen Surgery Dept,
Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur

Published

2020-10-06