Reversible MRI Findings of Porphyric Encephalopathy: A Report of Two Cases

Soysal, A.; Dogan, P.; Dayan, C.; Caliskan, B. G.; Arpaci, B.
October 2008
Neuroradiology Journal;Oct2008, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p655
Academic Journal
We describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in two patients admitted to our institution with neuropsychiatric symptoms and severe abdominal pain diagnosed as acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). MRI revealed multiple lesions which regressed following treatment. We suggest reversible cerebral vasospasm underlies the MRI abnormalities and the cerebral symptoms in porphyria.


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