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September 1981

Transient Diffuse Computed Tomographic Scan Enhancement in Multifocal Seizures

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics (Drs Schub and Ahmann), and the Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology (Drs Steele and Hoffman), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(9):799-801. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130330011005

• Previous reports have documented transient angiographic and nucleotide brain scan abnormalities in patients with focal seizures. We describe transient, diffuse cortical computed tomographic scan enhancement in a 1-year-old infant with repetitive multifocal seizures. Similar scan abnormalities may be seen in certain asphyxiated infants and occasionally in victims of child abuse. The implications of these findings are discussed.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:799-801)