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Letters White matter hyperintensities on MRI

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 13 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5636
  1. Daniel M Fatovich, professor of emergency medicine1,
  2. David McCoubrie, clinical toxicologist2,
  3. Swithin Song, radiologist2,
  4. Nick Lawn, neurologist2,
  5. Frank Daly, clinical toxicologist2
  1. 1Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, and Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, WA, Australia
  2. 2Royal Perth Hospital, Box X2213, Perth, WA 6847
  1. daniel.fatovich{at}

The editorial by Wallin and Fladby highlights the clinical importance of white matter hyperintensities on magnetic resonance imaging as a marker of small vessel disease in elderly people.1 Prevalence ranges from 11-21% at age 64 …

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