Acute infantile bilateral striatal necrosis.

M de L Torre, E Calado, A Macedo, L Ventura, P Cabral


This paper describes the clinical case of a nine year old child clinical features of tetraparesis and acute encephalopathy after an infectious disease. The brain magnetic resonance imaging was compatible with a symmetrical bilateral necrosis of the brain nucleus which, associated with the clinical evolution, led to the diagnosis of acute bilateral infant striatal necrosis.

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