The daily educational pearl – Hoigne’s syndrome

Hoigne’s syndrome

= idiosyncratic  response to procaine in procaine benzylpenicillin, characterised by psychosis, anxiety, hallucinations, hypertension, tachycardia

Multiple case reports describing similar symptoms after amoxycillin. Symptoms are often blamed on sepsis-induced delirium.

Treatment: stop / change the offending antibiotic

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