bismuth encephalopathy

bismuth encephalopathy

A subacute neurologic condition linked to ingestion of bismuth subgallate.
 
Clinical findings
Fluctuating confusion, somnolence, loss of concentration, tremor, ± hallucinations and delusions. With continued ingestion, encephalopathic symptoms worsen and are accompanied by diffuse myoclonic jerks, seizures, ataxia and inability to walk or stand.
 
Management
Discontinuation use of bismuth agents.
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1) The first cases of Bismuth encephalopathy were reported in 1974 by Burns et.
The possibility of Bismuth encephalopathy needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of possible Alzheimer dementia.