Baló's concentric sclerosis presenting as a stroke-like syndrome

Ellen M. Mowry, John H. Woo, Beau M. Ances

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Background: A 37-year-old woman without important previous medical history presented to an emergency room with acute onset of left-sided weakness and numbness. Examination revealed left-sided hemiparesis (in the arm greater than in the leg) and hypoesthesia. Investigations: Routine laboratory testing, lumbar puncture, dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion study, longitudinal brain MRI, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy were performed. Diagnosis: Baló's concentric sclerosis. Management: Intravenous methylprednisolone followed by oral steroid taper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalNature Clinical Practice Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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