Neuroimaging abnormalities in Griscelli's disease


Sarper N. , Akansel G., Aydogan M. , Gedikbasi D., Babaoglu K. , Gokalp A. S.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.32, no.12, pp.875-878, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-002-0752-1
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.875-878

Abstract

Griscelli's disease is a rare autosomal recessive immunodeficiency syndrome. We report a 7-1/2month-old white girl who presented with this syndrome, but initially without neurological abnormalities. Initial CT of the brain was normal. Despite haematological remission with chemotherapy, she developed neurological symptoms, progressing to coma. At this time, CT showed areas of coarse calcification in the globi pallidi, left parietal white matter and left brachium pontis. Hypodense areas were present in the genu and posterior limb of the internal capsule on the right side, as well as posterior aspects of both thalami, together with minimal generalised atrophy. MRI revealed areas of increased T2 signal and a focal area of abnormal enhancement in the subcortical white matter. Griscelli's disease should be added to the list of acquired neuroimaging abnormalities in infants.