Title
Drug-induced spongiform leucoencephalopathy, a case report with review of the literature Drug-induced spongiform leucoencephalopathy, a case report with review of the literature
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Bruxelles ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta neurologica Belgica. - Bruxelles
Volume/pages
98(1998) :1 , p. 32-35
ISSN
0300-9009
2240-2993
ISI
000074116600006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A nineteen year-old girl developed rhabdomyolysis and central pyrexia after the ingestion of multiple drugs: amphetamines, benzodiazepines, methadone, ethanol. and cocaine. On admission, the patient was deeply comatose and during the hospitalisation asymmetrical spastic quadriparesis was noted. Brain biopsy was diagnostic of spongiform leucoencephalopathy. A review of the literature concerning drug-induced spongiform encephalopathy revealed a large amount of heroin-induced cases, The role of cocaine, however; is less well described. After prolonged hospitalisation, our patient improved clinically and radiologically and could be transferred to a rehabilitation center.
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