Manganese encephalopathy: An under-recognized condition in the intensive care unit

Academic Article


  • Background: Manganese encephalopathy is a potential complication of parenteral nutrition. Lack of early recognition leads to unnecessary testing and to continued exposure to manganese. Methods: Case report and review of the literature. Results: We describe the clinical and imaging findings of a patient with manganese encephalopathy in whom the diagnosis was delayed due to lack of recognition of the characteristic imaging findings. Conclusion: Manganese encephalopathy has protean clinical and imaging findings that can easily be overlooked. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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  • Neurocritical Care  Journal
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    Author List

  • Chalela JA; Bonillha L; Neyens R; Hays A
  • Start Page

  • 456
  • End Page

  • 458
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 3