What EEG findings are characteristic of cefepime-related encephalopathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Cefepime

Status epilepticus and encephalopathy have been reported with use of cephalosporins in patients with renal failure. Maganti et al reported the case of a 79-year-old patient with normal renal function who developed subtle mental status changes during cefepime therapy for urinary tract infection. EEG showed nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). [69]


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