Amoxicillin-Induced Aseptic Meningitis

Sousa, Débora and Raimundo, Pedro (2020) Amoxicillin-Induced Aseptic Meningitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (6). pp. 1-2. ISSN ISSN: 2284-2594

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Amoxicillin is a semi-synthetic beta-lactam antibiotic that belongs to the penicillin family. It is the most prescribed antibiotic in the world. It has few side effects, even though hypersensitivity reactions may occur, with potential life-threatening effects. The authors present the case of a 63-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with a 2-week history of fever and occipital headache. The symptoms began after he started antibiotic prophylaxis with amoxicillin for a dental procedure. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis was suggestive of aseptic meningitis and the patient improved quickly after discontinuation of the drug. The patient’s previous medical history highlighted a similar episode after he had started taking amoxicillin as part of a scheme for the treatment of a Helicobacter pylori infection. Aseptic meningitis is an extremely rare adverse reaction of amoxicillin, with only 16 cases reported in the literature

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aseptic meningitis, drug-induced aseptic meningitis, amoxicillin
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 13:06
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 13:06

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