Delayed encephalopathy of acute carbon monoxide intoxication: diffusivity of cerebral white matter lesions.

@article{Kim2003DelayedEO,
  title={Delayed encephalopathy of acute carbon monoxide intoxication: diffusivity of cerebral white matter lesions.},
  author={Ji-Hoon Kim and Kee-hyun Chang and In Chan Song and K H Kim and Bae Ju Kwon and Hyo-Cheol Kim and Jae Hyoung Kim and Moon Hee Han},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={1592-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carbon monoxide intoxication has delayed effects on the cerebral white matter characterized by bilateral, confluent lesions that reflect diffuse demyelination. To increase our understanding of this process, we assessed the diffusion characteristics of these lesions. METHODS Five consecutive patients with delayed encephalopathy of CO intoxication were examined with diffusion MR imaging. Diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) were obtained 25-95 days after their exposure to CO… CONTINUE READING