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Acquired Metabolic Disorders 

Acquired Metabolic Disorders
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Acquired Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Leila Chimelli

and Françoise Gray

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199929054.003.0009
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date: 24 February 2020

This chapter describes and illustrates the neuropathological changes observed in a wide range of systemic acquired metabolic diseases that affect the central and/or peripheral nervous system: hypoxia, hypoglycemia, hyperthermia, disorders of serum electrolytes, vitamin deficiencies, and exogenous intoxications, particularly alcoholism and intoxications by drugs, methanol, and heavy metals. It also considers CNS changes secondary to systemic diseases, including respiratory encephalopathies, hepatic encephalopathy, multifocal necrotizing leukoencephalopathy, and paraneoplastic encephalomyelopathies.

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