Brain lesions in the course of generalised tetanus

Ijichi T; Yamada T; Yoneda S; Kajita Y; Nakajima K; Nakagawa M; Ijichi, T; Yamada, T; Yoneda, S; Kajita, Y; Nakajima, K; Nakagawa, M
October 2003
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Oct2003, Vol. 74 Issue 10, p1432
Academic Journal
journal article
A 47-year-old woman developed left hemiparesis primarily affecting the lower limbs during the course of severe generalised tetanus. MRI on the 82nd hospital day revealed cortical and subcortical lesions predominantly in the right frontal and parietal lobes in addition to marked brain atrophy. Three months later, the enhancing lesions were still present on follow up MRI. We postulate that structures above brainstem may be involved in severe generalised tetanus.


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