Neuroradiology

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 839–841

MRI reveals reversible lesions resembling posterior reversible encephalopathy in porphyria

  •  M. Çelik
  •  H. Forta
  • Türker Dalkılıç
  •  G. Babacan
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

DOI: 10.1007/s00234-002-0823-x

Cite this article as:
Çelik, M., Forta, H., Dalkılıç, T. et al. Neuroradiology (2002) 44: 839. doi:10.1007/s00234-002-0823-x

Abstract.

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.

Porphyria Reversible lesions Posterior encephalopathy Vasculopathy Magnetic resonance imaging

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Authors and Affiliations

  •  M. Çelik
    • 1
  •  H. Forta
    • 2
  • Türker Dalkılıç
    • 3
  •  G. Babacan
    • 2
  1. 1.Hüsrev Gerede c, 128/4 Tesvikiye, 80690 Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Sisli Etfal S., Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgery, Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Sisli Etfal S., Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey