Four toluene abusers had evidence of severe multifocal central nervous system damage. Impairment of cognitive, cerebellar, brainstem, auditory, and pyramidal tract function, as well as CT evidence of cerebral cortical, cerebellar, and brainstem atrophy, have been noted. In addition, we found opsoclonus, ocular flutter, and ocular dysmetria. All three patients tested had abnormal brainstem auditory evoked potentials, indicative of brainstem dysfunction. The patient with opsoclonus had CT evidence of brainstem, cerebellar, and cerebral cortical atrophy.
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- Clinical Neurology