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Cocaine-induced cerebral infarction indications in an infant (CT)

This 9-month-old infant has a right-side hemiparesis and hyperreflexia and is moderately microcephalic. The CT scan shows an extensive area of encephalomalacia in the left hemisphere in a distribution corresponding to the previous infarction. (Contributed by Dr. Daniel Bonthius.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Cocaine withdrawal syndrome
  • Renal disease
  • Sudden infant death syndrome