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Neomycin should not be used to treat hepatic encephalopathy

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:233
  1. Walter H Curioso, medical student,
  2. Klaus E Monkemuller, chief of gastrointestinal endoscopy, Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  1. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Apartado 4314, Lima-100, Peru
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

    EDITOR—In their clinical review on portal hypertension Krige and Beckingham mention neomycin as treatment for hepatic encephalopathy.1 Although neomycin has been used as …

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