Monday, April 20, 2009

A quick question on brain regions affected by hypoglycemia

Here's a question from Neuropathology Review, 2nd edition, by Dr. Richard Prayson (Humana Press, 2008):

Hypoglycemic neuronal necrosis preferentially affects all of the following areas except:
A. Cortex - layers II and III

B. CA1 region of hippocampus
C. Dentate
D. Caudate
E. Purkinje cells

The answer appears as a comment to this post.

1 comment:

Brian E. Moore, MD said...

The correct answer is "E. Purkinje Cells". The Purkinje cells are relatively spared in hypoglycemic neuronal necrosis.