Gadolinium encephalopathy in a patient with renal failure

Boby Varkey Maramattom, Edward M Manno, Eelco F M Wijdicks, Edward P Lindell
Neurology 2005 April 12, 64 (7): 1276-8
Gadolinium chelates are extensively used in MRI studies. Neurotoxicity due to gadolinium chelates is minimal and uncommon. A 57-year-old woman in renal failure developed a subacute encephalopathy after inadvertent repetitive gadolinium contrast administration. An unusual MRI appearance with CSF hyperintensity due to gadolinium diffusion into the CSF is also shown.


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