Tagged: encephalopathy

Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy metal poisoning often enters the neurologic differential diagnosis when a patient presents with a constellation of abdominal pain, polyneuropathy, encephalopathy or coma. Because the constellation of symptoms is so widespread, and often the...

The many faces of PRES

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Not always posterior, not always reversible, not always associated with encephalopathy. To give you the actual numbers, 75% of cases have frontal and temporal involvement, and a third affect the...

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

History. It was almost a footnote the way Carl Wernicke described the first cases that would later be recognized as Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Characterized by a triad of acute confusion, ophthalmoparesis, and ataxia, this clinical...

Still worsening after stroke?

800,000. That is the number of strokes that occur in the US every year. In approximately one-third of these cases, the  patient’s symptoms will continue to deteriorate several days after onset. And the risk of neurologic deterioration...

HIV on your mind?

Literally. HIV on the mind. And all across the remainder of the neuroaxis. In May, we posted an interview with Dr. Joseph Berger on BrainWaves where the complications of acute and chronic HIV on the central...