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Levofloxacin-Induced Delirium: Is It a Dangerous Drug in Patients with Renal Dysfunction?
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PMID:  22390219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of fluoroquinolones is well known but usually occurs benign. In the literature, there are a few number of severe CNS toxicity cases related to fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin is a third-generation fluorinated quinolone antibiotic, is the active levo stereoisomer of ofloxacin, and has one of the most favorable adverse reaction profiles. We describe a case of delirium associated with levofloxacin in a 55-year-old man who was hospitalized in our medical clinic for pneumonia.
Ismail Kocyigit; Sumeyra Dortdudak; Murat Sipahioglu; Aydin Unal; Hasan Esat Yucel; Bulent Tokgoz; Eray Eroglu; Oktay Oymak; Cengiz Utas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6049     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty , Kayseri , Turkey.
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