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Drug-Induced disorders of the nervous system

O’Connor, K.D.J. and Mastaglia, F.L. (2014) Drug-Induced disorders of the nervous system. In: Aminoff, M.J. and Josephson, S.A., (eds.) Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine. Academic Press, pp. 685-711.

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Drug reactions commonly involve the nervous system, resulting in a variety of disorders that may be serious and even life-threatening and may mimic many naturally occurring neurologic disorders. Most drug-induced disorders are potentially reversible if the offending agent is identified and withdrawn. The possibility of an iatrogenic condition should be considered in any patient with neurologic symptoms, and a full drug history should always be obtained. The spectrum of drug-induced neurologic disorders is wide, ranging from disturbances of neuromuscular or autonomic function to seizures, movement disorders, syndromes of raised intracranial pressure, stroke, cognitive dysfunction, and encephalopathic states.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2014 Elsevier Inc
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