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August 1980

Asterixis Following Metrizamide Myelography

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Dr Rubin) and Neurology (Drs Horowitz and Katz), Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, Philadelphia.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(8):522. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500570070012

• Two patients seen after lumbar myelography with metrizamide demonstrated transient confusion and asterixis. Metabolic etiologies were excluded. To our knowledge, these are the first reported cases of asterixis following myelography with metrizamide.