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Sequential MR imaging (with diffusion-weighted imaging) changes in metronidazole-induced encephalopathy.

Authors
  • Singh, Rupinder1
  • Kaur, Ramanjeet2
  • Pokhariyal, Pawan3
  • Aggarwal, Rajul3
  • 1 Department of Neuroradiology, Sri Bala Ji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Gynaecology, Kasturba Hospital, New Delhi, India. , (India)
  • 3 Department of Neurology, Sri Bala Ji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
27
Issue
2
Pages
129–132
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_341_16
PMID: 28744071
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Metronidazole-induced neuro-toxicity, though rare, is known. A characteristic spatial distribution of lesions in cerebellar dentate nuclei and dorsal pons is known. However, temporal progression of lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been described previously. We describe two such cases which presented initially with splenial hyperintesity and showed progression to characterstic lesions. Both cases improved with stoppage of metronidazole.

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