Putaminal petechial haemorrhage as the cause of chorea: a neuroimaging study.

@article{Chang1997PutaminalPH,
  title={Putaminal petechial haemorrhage as the cause of chorea: a neuroimaging study.},
  author={Ming-Hong Chang and H. T. Chiang and Ping Hong Lai and C G Sy and Seong Su Lee and Yen Yu Lo},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={300-3}
}
OBJECTIVES A hyperintense putamen on either CT or MRI as a finding associated with chorea has occasionally been described and is almost always associated with non-ketotic hyperglycaemia. The cause of the hyperintensity of the striatum in these images is still controversial. Some reports have found that calcification was responsible whereas others have advocated petechial haemorrhage as the cause. The purpose of this study was to determine whether hyperintense striata are caused by petechial… CONTINUE READING

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