Metronidazole-induced encephalopathy after prolonged metronidazole course for treatment of C. difficile colitis.

A 65-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Clostridium difficile colitis undergoing prolonged treatment with metronidazole was admitted to hospital for a...
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