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Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes

Photomicrograph of Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes in the cerebral cortex. Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes are pathologic cells found in hepatic encephalopathy and hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson disease). These pathologic cells have a large vacuolated nucleus with chromatin displaced to 1 side. In this figure, Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes are shown highlighted by blue ovals. (Photomicrograph by Gambo7, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Alcohol withdrawal seizures
  • Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration
  • Alcoholic myopathy
  • Alcoholic neuropathy
  • Alcoholic pellagra
  • Autonomic hyperactivity
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Delirium tremens
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hyponatremia
  • Korsakoff psychosis
  • Marchiafava-Bignami syndrome
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Substance abuse
  • Wernicke encephalopathy
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome