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Persistent visual hallucinations secondary to chronic solvent encephalopathy: case report and review of the literature
  1. Ks Channer,
  2. S Stanley
  1. Department of Neurology, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
  2. Department of Family Psychiatry, Bristol Children's Hospital, Bristol, UK

    Abstract

    A case of solvent encephalopathy presenting with persistent visual hallucinations, and characterised by a diffusely abnormal EEG and delayed visually evoked responses to checkerboard pattern reversal (VERs), is described. Abnormalities in the EEG and VERs showed minimal improvement over many months of abstinence from glue sniffing. The literature on the neurological sequelae of solvent abuse is reviewed.

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