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Posterior leukoencephalopathy (brain MRI)

This brain MRI (FLAIR image) shows multiple hyperintense lesions, dominantly in parieto-occipital regions, in a patient with acute intermittent porphyria presenting as cortical blindness. (Contributed by Dr. Ravindra Kumar Garg.)

Associated Disorders

  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Colicky pain
  • Hepatitis-c
  • Hirsutism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyponatremia
  • Liver failure
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • Skin photosensitivity