DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20194284

Cefixime induce non convulsive status epileptics: a neurotoxic effect

Ankit Bhardwaj, Atma Ram Sharma, Sarla Sharma

Abstract


Nonconvulsive status epileptics comprises a group of syndromes that display a great diversity regarding response to anticonvulsants ranging from virtually self-limiting variants to entirely refractory forms cephalosporins are thought to provoke seizure through inhibitory effects on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transmission and GABA receptors. Interference with GABA transmission result in pre-disposition towards excitatory neurotransmission, which can leads to seizures. Antibiotics can alter the serum concentration of anti-epileptic, resulting in seizures and anti-epileptic drugs toxicity.

Keywords


Cephalosporin and seizure, Neurotoxicity and seizure, Antiepileptic drugs

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