To describe the association between acute choreoathetosis/ballismus and hypoglycemia related to pentamidine therapy in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
A single case report.
Clinical observation, laboratory analysis of blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and magnetic resonance imaging of brain.
No association was found apart from hypoglycemia. The abnormal movements and hypoglycemia did not recur following cessation of pentamidine.
Hypoglycemia related to pentamidine therapy can cause neurologic disorders in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Sweeney BJ, Edgecombe J, Churchill DR, Miller RF, Harrison MJG. Choreoathetosis/Ballismus Associated With Pentamidine-Induced Hypoglycemia in a Patient With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Arch Neurol. 1994;51(7):723–725. doi:10.1001/archneur.1994.00540190107023
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