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Contrast-induced encephalopathy and diagnostic modalities - Can it make a difference?

Published:April 20, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.04.042
      We read the case report by Pokersnik et al. [
      • Pokersnik J.A.
      • Lou L.
      • Simon E.L.
      Contrast-induced encephalopathy presenting as acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.
      ] with great interest. With reference to the report, the rarity of this complication makes it a diagnostic challenge that entails the exclusion of hemorrhagic causes. From the point of patient safety and quality of care, we would like to underscore the utility of Hounsfield units (HU) and other reliable image modalities that can differentiate contrast induced encephalopathy from other mimickers based on our experience [
      • Senthilkumaran S.
      • Karthikeyan N.
      • Balamurugan N.
      • Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P.
      Hounsfield units in pseudo subarachnoid hemorrhage: worth looking for.
      ] and the literature.
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