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[Myoclonus during a treatment with diclofenac (author's transl)].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
La semaine des hôpitaux : organe fondé par l'Association d'enseignement médical des hôpitaux de Paris
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
13-14
Pages
679–680
Identifiers
PMID: 224483
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Diclofenac is a non steroïdal anti-inflammatory drug. In 1978, the case of a myoclonic encephalopathy appearing three days after starting a treatment with this drug in a patients with renal insufficiency was published. A few months later, we observed a case of myoclonus of the lower limbs in a young man in good general status, without renal insufficiency, after four full months of this treatment. Myoclonus vanished 48 hours after withdrawal of the drug.

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