Positron emission tomography in a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

M. Kiyosawa, T. M. Bosley, A. Alavi, N. Gupta, C. H. Rhodes, J. Chawluk, M. Kushner, P. J. Savino, R. C. Sergott, N. J. Schatz, M. Reivich

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A 56-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and a dense left homonymous hemianopia had18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Cortical glucose metabolism was decreased in the right cerebral hemisphere and the left cerebellar hemisphere. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of cerebral and cerebellar hypometabolism due solely to white matter disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1864-1867
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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