, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp 581–583 | Cite as

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI in cerebral Whipple's disease

  • E. Erdem
  • R. Carlier
  • A. Delvalle
  • R. Caquet
  • J. P. Etienne
  • D. Doyon
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Confusion developed in a 44-year-old man, who had diarrhoea and weight loss for three months. Jejunal biopsy showed infiltration by PAS-positive macrophages, indicating Whipple's disease. Cranial MRI disclosed multiple lesions mainly in the white matter and grey-white matter junction better demonstrated after gadolinium injection.

Key words

Whipple's disease Cerebral involvement Magnetic resonance imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Erdem
    • 1
  • R. Carlier
    • 1
  • A. Delvalle
    • 1
  • R. Caquet
    • 2
  • J. P. Etienne
    • 3
  • D. Doyon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyHôpital de BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineHôpital de BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance
  3. 3.Department of GastroenterologyHôpital de BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance

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