Ganciclovir-induced ataxia and encephalopathy

M C Möhlmann, J Stiksma, M H H Kramer

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BACKGROUND: Ganciclovir can be used to treat a primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, however it can cause side effects.

CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a 60-year-old immunocompromised woman with a primary CMV infection who was treated with ganciclovir. She developed an encephalopathy which resolved after discontinuation of ganciclovir.

CONCLUSION: A reversible encephalopathy as a side effect of ganciclovir.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-450
Number of pages2
JournalNetherlands journal of medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


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