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J Clin Neurosci. 2014 May;21(5):878-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.06.027. Epub 2013 Nov 28.

Toxic leukoencephalopathy with atypical MRI features following a lacquer thinner fire.

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1
Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA.
3
Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA.
4
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 City Drive South, Route 140, Orange, CA 92868, USA. Electronic address: anhasso@uci.edu.

Abstract

Toxic leukoencephalopathy is a structural alteration of the white matter following exposure to various toxic agents. We report a 49-year-old man exposed to an explosion of lacquer thinner with brain MRI features atypical from those of chronic toxic solvent intoxication.

KEYWORDS:

Lacquer thinner; Magnetic resonance imaging; Toluene; Toxic leukoencephalopathy

PMID:
24291481
DOI:
10.1016/j.jocn.2013.06.027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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