NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Case 271: Metronidazole-Induced Encephalopathy

First Page

473

Last Page

479

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

November 2019

Department

Pediatrics

Abstract

History: An 11-year-old boy taking oral antibiotics for Fusobacterium meningitis diagnosed 3 months earlier presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of intermittent emesis, dizziness, and vertigo and a 1-day history of wobbly gait and bilateral lower extremity paresthesia without confusion. His metabolic profile was normal. Contrast material-enhanced MRI of the brain was performed.

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