, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 838-840

Reversible brain atrophy and subcortical high signal on MRI in a patient with anorexia nervosa

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Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN), usually seen in young girls, is characterised by severe emaciation induced by self-imposed starvation. Enlargement of the ventricular system and sulci has been reported, as has high signal on T2-weighted images. We present a case with atrophic changes and high signal on T2-weighted images, which resolved completely following weight gain.

Received: 19 July 2000/Accepted: 22 February 2001