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Hyperintense basal ganglia on T1-weighted MR images in a patient with central nervous system lupus and chorea.
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PMID:  9504479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a patient with central nervous system lupus and choreatic movements in whom both basal ganglia showed high signal intensity on T1-weighted MR images, while the signal on T2-weighted images remained low. Within 8 months after onset, the choreatic movements had disappeared, with a corresponding decrease in the hyperintense T1 signal. The emergence of the choreatic movement disorder in this patient might have been related to the T1 hyperintensity of the basal ganglia, which, in turn, might have resulted from a vascular insult associated with central nervous system lupus.
K Kashihara; S Nakashima; I Kohira; T Shohmori; Y Fujiwara; S Kuroda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-06     Completed Date:  1998-05-06     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:  284-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Okayama University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / pathology
Basal Ganglia Diseases / diagnosis*
Brain / pathology
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
Chorea / diagnosis*
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Neurologic Examination

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