ABSTRACT: Heroin-induced leukoencephalopathy comes under the category of Toxic leukoencephalopathies. We report the case of middle-aged gentleman with the history of polysubstance abuse who presented with recurrent falls, difficulty in walking and drowsiness. Diffuse white matter changes were appreciated on MRI Brain with sparing of cerebellum. In context of his history of inhalational heroin abuse with extensive symmetrical white matter changes in cerebrum, a diagnosis of heroin induced toxic leukoencephalopathy was made.
Sattar, Sidra and Zaidi, Saba
"A Case of Heroin induced toxic Leukoencephalopathy,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 15:
4, Article 11.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol15/iss4/11