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Title: Typical benzene poisoning on brain magnetic resonance imaging

Yan Wang

Chengdu fifth people’s hospital Chengdu, China

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Abstract

Benzene poisoning is rare; acute and chronic benzene poisoning mainly result in damage to the central nervous system. Here we report a patient with benzene poisoning who is mainly affected by central nervous system damage.

Case report

A 38-year-old man who had been exposed to benzene 2 months ago presented with headache and dizziness. His cerebrospinal fluid and blood tests were normal; his cerebrospinal fluid pressure was 230mmH2O. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilaterally symmetrical abnormal signals in the cerebellar tonsils, basal ganglia, thalamus, subcortical region, and parts of the white matter. Benzene poisoning is rare; acute and chronic benzene poisoning mainly result in damage to the central nervous system and hematopoietic system, respectively.