Post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy with late recovery

Stanley F. Wainapel, P. C. Gupta, R. Matz

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Abstract

A man developed severe spastic quadriplegia following a mixed drug overdose-induced coma. Diagnostic studies were consistent with hypoxic leukoencephalopathy. The patient made a dramatic functional recovery 3 1/2 months after admission, with Computed tomography scan and EEG findings returning to normal. The time course of recovery suggests that remyelination may have taken place. This case illustrates the importance of early and continued vigorous rehabiliation therapy for patients with whom late recovery from critical illness is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume65
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

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Leukoencephalopathies
Drug Overdose
Quadriplegia
Coma
Critical Illness
Electroencephalography
Tomography
Therapeutics

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Post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy with late recovery. / Wainapel, Stanley F.; Gupta, P. C.; Matz, R.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 65, No. 4, 1984, p. 201-202.

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