The antibiotic cefepime can be cause neurotoxicity in dialysis patients, and cases have been reported in the literature.

For example, researchers in Taiwan reported a case of an 80-year-old women with chronic renal failure on peritoneal dialysis who experienced encephalopathy induced by the antibiotic (J Chin Med Assoc 2011;74:87-90). Italian researchers reported a case of an 82-year-old man on chronic hemodialysis who experienced a seizure four days after starting cefepime treatment (Clin Nephrol 2003;59:388-390).

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