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.