MRI reveals multiple reversible cerebral lesions in an attack of acute intermittent porphyria.

Academic Article


  • A 20-year-old woman had an attack of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) with seizures and hallucinations. MRI revealed multiple lesions in both hemispheres. Both the cerebral clinical abnormalities and the MRI lesions resolved following treatment. These findings suggest that a vascular mechanism may underlie the pathogenesis of cerebral dysfunction in AIP.
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    Published In

  • Neurology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Acute Disease, Adult, Brain, Female, Hallucinations, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Porphyrias, Quadriplegia, Seizures
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16602715
  • Author List

  • King PH; Bragdon AC
  • Start Page

  • 1300
  • End Page

  • 1302
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 8