, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 839-841

MRI reveals reversible lesions resembling posterior reversible encephalopathy in porphyria

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We report a 20-year-old woman who had an attack of acute intermittent porphyria with seizures, hallucinations, autonomic and somatic neuropathy. T2-weighted MRI revealed multiple lesions which were no longer visible 3 months later. We suggest a similar mechanism to posterior reversible encephalopathy underlying cerebral symptoms in porphyria.

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