HOMEPRODUCTSSERVICESCOMPANYCONTACTFAQResearchDictionaryPharmaMobileSign Up FREE or Login

Encephalopathy resembling Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease following oral, prescribed doses of bismuth nitrate.

Abstract
A patient given bismuth nitrate in the recommended dose range over 16 months developed panic attacks and a major depressive syndrome and, after 15 months, a myoclonic encephalopathy resembling Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He recovered four months after bismuth had been discontinued. Bismuth preparations are becoming popular in the treatment of gastritis; close attention to neurological and psychiatric symptoms seems mandatory.
AuthorsM J Von Bose, M Zaudig
JournalThe British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science (Br J Psychiatry) Vol. 158 Pg. 278-80 (Feb 1991) ISSN: 0007-1250 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID2012923 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Bismuth
Topics
  • Administration, Oral
  • Aged
  • Anxiety Disorders (chemically induced)
  • Bismuth (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome (chemically induced, diagnosis)
  • Depressive Disorder (chemically induced)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Panic
  • Substance-Related Disorders (diagnosis, etiology)

Join CureHunter, for free Research Interface BASIC access!

Take advantage of free CureHunter research engine access to explore the best drug and treatment options for any disease. Find out why thousands of doctors, pharma researchers and patient activists around the world use CureHunter every day.
Realize the full power of the drug-disease research network!


Choose Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify Password: