Imaging features of copper deficiency myelopathy: a study of 25 cases

  title={Imaging features of copper deficiency myelopathy: a study of 25 cases},
  author={Neeraj Kumar and J. Eric Ahlskog and Christopher Jon Klein and John D Port},
Acquired copper deficiency presents with a spastic gait and sensory ataxia. Spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with copper deficiency myelopathy may show increased T2 signal, most commonly in the dorsal midline cervical and thoracic cord. These imaging findings may be reversible with normalization of serum copper. The clinical and imaging picture is very similar to the subacute combined degeneration seen in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency. Neuroradiologists should… CONTINUE READING


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