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Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy

R Nuri SenerMehmet H Atalar
Department of Radiology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
Date of Submission: 14-Dec-2010, Date of Acceptance: 03-Jan-2011, Date of Web Publication: 31-Mar-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Mehmet H Atalar

Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Sivas, TR 58140, Turkey.
E-mail: mhatalar@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Mehmet H Atalar

Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Sivas, TR 58140, Turkey.
E-mail: mhatalar@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.78530 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


A newborn baby girl developed seizures right after birth. On the fourth day, the baby was examined using diffusion sequence magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnosed to have neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy. Laboratory findings confirmed the diagnosis. This is the first case of neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy (NALD) where diffusion MRI sequence helped in the diagnosis. We find association of NALD with seizures at birth is an extremely rare occurrence, and so far, only one case has been mentioned in the literature.
Keywords: Adrenoleukodystrophy, MRI, Brain, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Newborn

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Fernanda Cristina Rueda-Lopes, Thomas Martin Doring and Emerson Leandro Gasparetto (2011) Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques in the Evaluation of Pediatric White Matter Diseases. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 22(5):251. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0b013e3182972aa1

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