oa South African Medical Journal - Post-arsphenamine encephalopathy

Volume 22, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Post-arsphenamine encephalopathy is defined. The history of the complication is briefly descriptionbed. The etiology is considered from the standpoints of incidence, drug administered, sex, age, and nature of the reaction. The naked-eye and microscopical post-mortem appearances are descriptionbed. The clinical features are mentioned with an illustrative case report. The differential diagnosis is discussed. Attention is drawn to the unfavourable prognosis. The methods advocated for prophylaxis and treatment are mentioned.

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