Title

Piperazine neurotoxicity: worm wobble revisited.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1995

Abstract

Piperazine has been used to treat pinworm and roundworm infections for over 40 years. Piperazine-induced cerebellar ataxia, causing the dropping of objects, clumsiness, and gait abnormalities, has been infrequently reported, usually in the setting of overdose or renal insufficiency. The unusual case of an otherwise well child who developed ataxia following seven days of piperazine citrate therapy is reported.

Journal Title

The Journal of emergency medicine

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

341

Last Page

343

MeSH Keywords

Anthelmintics; Cerebellar Ataxia; Child; Emergencies; Humans; Male; Piperazines

Keywords

Pinworms; Roundworms; Piperazine side effects

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