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Intensive care management of acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis with favorable neurologic outcome

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A 36'year-old woman who presented with acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis survived with favorable neurologic outcome. The patient underwent evacuation of a right temporal hematoma, with aggressive postoperative management in the neurosurgical intensive care unit. Aggressive surgical and medical therapy, including high-dose corticosteroid therapy and continuous intracranial pressure monitoring may yield favorable outcomes in an entity previously associated with dismal neurologic prognosis.


 

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