Status epilepticus following intravenous N-acetylcysteine therapy

E. Hershkovitz, Z. Shorer, A. Levitas, A. Tal

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A previously healthy 2 1/4 -year-old girl developed status epilepticus followed by cortical blindness during intravenous N-acetylcysteine therapy for paracetamol ingestion. The child's vision was almost completely recovered during the 18 months follow-up period. We assume that the cortical blindness was a postictal sequela after prolonged seizure episode, most probably due to respiratory depression induced by N-acetylcysteine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1104
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Cortical blindness
  • N-acetylcysteine
  • Paracetamol poisoning
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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