Gentamicin induced acute hypereosinophilia

Keywords: Gentamicin, Hypereosinophilia, Corticosteroids

Abstract

Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside, has been used for the treatment of severe infections by both Gram positive and negative organisms. Nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity are the common adverse effects. The patient being described had urinary tract infection for which he received gentamicin, and developed hypereosinophilia. To the best of our knowledge, this is an unreported event.

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Author Biographies

Robin George Manappallil, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala 673004 India

Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine

Mele Chelakkoth Sabir, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonology

Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Manappallil, R., & Sabir, M. (2019). Gentamicin induced acute hypereosinophilia. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(3), 54-55. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v10i3.23261
Section
Case Reports