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Reversible cerebral atrophy in recently abstinent chronic alcoholics measured by computed tomography scans

Science  02 Jun 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4345, pp. 1076-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.653357

Abstract

Eight chronic alcoholics received repeated computed tomography scans. Four, who maintained abstinence and functionally improved, showed partially reversible cerebral atrophy. Two nonabstinent patients and two abstinent patients who had completed functional improvement before the first scan showed no change in atrophy.