Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

NEURORADIOLOGY
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195--197

MRI brain in monohalomethane toxic encephalopathy: A case report


Yogeshwari S Deshmukh1, Ashish Atre1, Darshan Shah1, Sudhir Kothari2 
1 Department of Radiology, Star Imaging and Research Centre, Opp. Kamala Nehru Park, Joshi Hospital Campus, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Neurology OPD, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, 27, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogeshwari S Deshmukh
Department of Radiology, Star Imaging and Research Centre, Opp. Kamala Nehru Park, Joshi Hospital Campus, Erandwane, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra
India

Monohalomethanes are alkylating agents that have been used as methylating agents, laboratory reagents, refrigerants, aerosol propellants, pesticides, fumigants, fire-extinguishing agents, anesthetics, degreasers, blowing agents for plastic foams, and chemical intermediates. Compounds in this group are methyl chloride, methyl bromide, methyl iodide (MI), and methyl fluoride. MI is a colorless volatile liquid used as a methylating agent to manufacture a few pharmaceuticals and is also used as a fumigative insecticide. It is a rare intoxicant. Neurotoxicity is known with both acute and chronic exposure to MI. We present the characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain findings in a patient who developed neuropsychiatric symptoms weeks after occupational exposure to excessive doses of MI.


How to cite this article:
Deshmukh YS, Atre A, Shah D, Kothari S. MRI brain in monohalomethane toxic encephalopathy: A case report.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2013;23:195-197


How to cite this URL:
Deshmukh YS, Atre A, Shah D, Kothari S. MRI brain in monohalomethane toxic encephalopathy: A case report. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];23:195-197
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