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Hyperammonemic encephalopathy after chemotherapy. Survival after treatment with sodium benzoate and sodium phenylacetate.

Author(s): del Rosario M, Werlin SL, Lauer SJ

Affiliation(s): Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA.

Publication date & source: 1997-12, J Clin Gastroenterol., 25(4):682-4.

Publication type: Case Reports

A 16-year-old boy had hyperammonemia and encephalopathy develop after high-dose chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was treated successfully with the ammonia-trapping agents sodium benzoate and sodium phenylacetate.

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