Publication
Title
Drug-induced spongiform leucoencephalopathy, a case report with review of the literature
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta neurologica Belgica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Bruxelles : 1998
ISSN
0300-9009 [print]
2240-2993 [online]
Volume/pages
98:1(1998), p. 32-35
ISI
000074116600006
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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