A 52-year-old woman with intellectual disability was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia. MRI of her brain showed diffuse hyperintensities on T
-weighted and fluid attenuated inversion recovery images in the bilateral cerebral white matter. Laboratory examination revealed sustained high levels of serum KL-6. Karyotyping revealed partial monosomy of the X chromosome. This is the first case showing diffuse white matter lesions in the brain, and sustained high levels of serum KL-6 in Turner syndrome.
Haruko Tanji, MD
Department of Neurology, Hematology, Metabolism, Endocrinology and
Diabetology (DNHMED), Yamagata University School of Medicine2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata 990-9585 (Japan)
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Published online: September 26, 2012
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Case Reports in Neurology
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