Several antibiotics are known to cause seizures, precipitate or worsen epilepsy, or even reactivate an epilepsy in remission. Seldom epileptic status occurs de novo in non epileptic patients. We describe three cases of status epilepticus in patients without an history of epilepsy during antibiotic treatment. The patients were treated with ciprofloxacin (2 cases) and ceftriaxone (1 case). Both patients treated with ciprofloxacin had impaired renal function and hypertension. They developed a myoclonic status epilepticus and a non-convulsive status epilepticus with subtle clinical manifestation ("subtle NCSE"). The patient treated with Ceftriaxone had hypertension and developed a somatomotory epileptic status with secondary generalization.
|Translated title of the contribution||Antibiotics and de novo status epilepticus|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - May 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology