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Diabetic uremic syndrome studied with cerebral MR spectroscopy and CT perfusion.
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PMID:  23959792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Diabetic uremic syndrome (DUS) is an increasingly reported acute neurometabolic cerebral disease with characteristic clinical and imaging features. Clinical spectrum includes a wide range of movement disorders such as acute parkinsonism. Imaging studies show reversible (with hemodialysis) bilateral lesions in the lenticular nuclei. DUS pathophysiology has not been entirely clarified yet. Our case study shows certainly that LN lesions are characterized with increased lactate peak with MR spectroscopy and decreased perfusion in computerized tomography perfusion along with increased diffusion with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping in the subacute phase of the syndrome. Abnormalities were almost normalized quickly after metabolic control by hemodialysis. Together with reports indicating that a deficit of glucose use exacerbated with acute increase of uremic toxins in bilateral LN, observed changes (lactate peak and hypoperfusion) led us to state that a primary metabolic depression may cause this syndrome. Metabolic depression is probably due to uncompensated uremic toxin accumulation related mitochondrial supression and/or dysfunction. This definition fits well to the other elements of DUS such as ADC evolution and marked lesion regression. Our single case study is not supportive of other previously credited mechanisms such as microvascular dysfunction related focal ischemia or hypoperfusion, prolonged uremic toxin related histotoxic hypoxia, central pontine myelinolysis-like demyelination and posterior leukoencephalopathy spectrum disorder related vasogenic edema.
Nazire Pınar Acar; Ethem Murat Arsava; Rahsan Gocmen; Nese Dericioglu; Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-20
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Title:  Metabolic brain disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7365     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab Brain Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8610370     Medline TA:  Metab Brain Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurology, Hacettepe University Hospitals, 06100, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey,
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