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White matter changes caused by chronic solvent abuse.

  title={White matter changes caused by chronic solvent abuse.},
  author={Naoto Yamanouchi and Shin-ichi Okada and Kazuhiro Kodama and Shinji Hirai and H Sekine and A Murakami and Naoya Komatsu and Tadashi Sakamoto and T. Sato},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={16 8},
PURPOSE To examine the brain damage of solvent abusers in Japan, where pure industrial toluene is frequently abused. METHODS Twenty solvent abusers 17 to 33 years of age with 7.2 +/- 4.0 years of abuse were examined with a 1.5-T MR imaging system. RESULTS White matter hyperintensities in cerebrum, brain stem, and cerebellum on T2-weighted images were found in seven cases. The extent of white matter change was most clearly shown on proton density-weighted images. The patients with restricted… 

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