Ethambutol toxicity manifesting as acute onset psychosis

Sarah J. Martin, F. J. Bowden

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    Ethambutol is commonly used for the treatment of tuberculous and atypical mycobacterial infection. Central nervous system (CNS) toxicity other than optic neuropathy is not widely reported. A 40-year-old man with advanced HIV infection and Mycobacterium avium complex infection experienced rapid cognitive decline after commencement of ethambutol, and symptoms fully resolved with cessation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-288
    Number of pages2
    JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


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