Subacute neuronopathy in a young man: a possible association with tetracycline treatment

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Magnus Vrethem *
Charlotte Dahle
Björn Lindvall
(*) Corresponding Author:
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A young man with subacute neuronopathy following tetracycline treatment is described. The symptoms started as a sensory dorsal root affection but by time also involved motor nerves. He developed a severe sensory ataxia with pseudoathetotic movements. Other possible aetiologies were scrutinized and excluded. Tetracycline induced neuronopathy is hitherto not reported in the literature. We propose a possible association between treatment with tetracycline and the development of sensory neuronopathy in this patient.

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Magnus Vrethem, Division of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University