Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Neurology. 1985 Aug;35(8):1113-21.

A microangiopathic syndrome of encephalopathy, hearing loss, and retinal arteriolar occlusions.

Abstract

A syndrome consisting of a subacute encephalopathy, sensorineural hearing loss, and retinal arteriolar occlusions is described in two women. Laboratory investigations did not reveal any systemic vasculitis. CT and cerebral angiography showed no abnormalities, but magnetic resonance imaging revealed small, discrete lesions in the white matter. Biopsy of cortical brain from one patient showed disseminated microinfarcts in the gray matter as well as sclerosis of small vessels. This syndrome is characterized as an occlusive vasculopathy rather than vasculitis, and should be considered in evaluations of young women presenting with encephalopathy and hearing loss.

PMID:
4022345
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk