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Cerebral atrophy in infants with protein energy malnutrition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6410764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Central nervous system manifestations are common in infants suffering from protein energy malnutrition. Computed tomography was used to search for pathology in the brain that might explain these symptoms. Subjects were 40 infants with protein malnutrition. All had mental symptoms. The bifrontal index was taken as the best parameter for measuring central atrophy, and the width of the sylvian fissure was used as the parameter for cortical atrophy. Ventricular dilatation and widened sylvian fissure of various degrees were found in every patient. The severity of atrophy correlated with the duration of the illness.
Authors:
S El-Tatawy; N Badrawi; A El Bishlawy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:    1983 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-20     Completed Date:  1983-09-20     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Atrophy
Cerebral Cortex / pathology*
Child, Preschool
Egypt
Humans
Infant
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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