Intracranial Hypertension and Levofloxacin: A Case Report


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D.V. Lardizabal, 800 West Jefferson Street, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA.


This is a case report of a 15-year-old boy who developed benign intracranial hypertension after 3 weeks of levofloxacin intake. The headache, diplopia, and papilledema resolved within a week after levofloxacin was withdrawn. Physicians must be aware that quinolone antibiotics can potentially cause intracranial hypertension.