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Consciousness disturbance and poikilothermia revealing brain involvement in neuromyelitis optica.
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PMID:  22426665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 21-year-old woman was admitted due to altered mental status and hypothermia. The patient had a diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) for 12 years and she was positive for serum anti-aquaporin 4 antibody. On admission, physical examination revealed coma with decerebration rigidity and poikilothermia. Magnetic resonance images of the brain revealed widespread, gadolinium enhancing lesions in the periventricular areas and the diencephalic structures. Laboratory investigations revealed hyponatremia and hypothyroidism. The patient was treated with high dose steroids. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic brain lesions may develop in patients with NMO. However, poikilothermia has not been reported in patients with NMO before.
Ozlem Kayim Yildiz; Seyda Cevik; Ibrahim Oztoprak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Belgica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0300-9009     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Belg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0247035     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Belg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, 58140, Sivas, Turkey,
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