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Contrast-induced encephalopathy following coronary angioplasty with iohexol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17943057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a patient who developed acute encephalopathy following coronary angioplasty with iohexol contrast. The patient's clinical condition was associated with slowing on the EEG. Studies did not reveal any other etiology or contributing cause for the encephalopathy. The patient recovered spontaneously in 24 hours with only supportive measures. This report suggests that such a drug reaction could occur with iohexol injected in the coronaries, but reassures that the encephalopathy is self limiting.
Raja A Sawaya; Ramadan Hammoud; Samir Arnaout; Samir Alam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1054-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Neurology and Division of Cardiology, American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction / adverse effects*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Contrast Media / adverse effects*
Coronary Angiography / adverse effects*
Iohexol / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Neurotoxicity Syndromes / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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