Marchiafava-Bignami Syndrome

  • Jacob Valk
  • Marjo S. van der Knaap

Abstract

Marchiafava-Bignami syndrome (MBS) is a primary degeneration of the corpus callosum occurring in chronic alcoholics. Although a high proportion of reported cases have been Italians, drinking Italian wine, the condition has also been described in many non-Italians drinking non-Italian wine. Most affected cases were middle-aged men whose daily wine consumption had been 2 1 or more for many years. The disease knows three major clinical forms: acute, subacute, and chronic.

Keywords

Dementia Cyanide Asta 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Valk
    • 1
  • Marjo S. van der Knaap
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology and NeuroradiologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Child NeurologyAcademic HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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