Eribulin and Confusion: A Previously Unknown Drug Side-Effect
  • Abu Baker Sheikh
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Abhilash Perisetti
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
  • Nismat Javed
    Department of Internal Medicine, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Rahul Shekhar
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA


Eribulin, encephalopathy, breast cancer


Eribulin is an antineoplastic agent used in advanced breast cancer refractory to anthracycline and taxane treatment regimens. A wide variety of side effects with unclear mechanisms have been noted, but encephalopathy has not been widely reported. Here we describe the case of a middle-aged woman treated with eribulin for advanced breast cancer who subsequently developed central nervous system drug-induced toxicity but improved promptly with steroid administration.



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    Published: 2020-06-09
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 9 (view)

    How to cite:
    Sheikh AB, Perisetti A, Javed N, Shekhar R. Eribulin and Confusion: A Previously Unknown Drug Side-Effect. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001708.