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C-2019 - Infectious encephalitis in adults: the role of radiologyst in differential diagnosis

E. Lopez Banet1, D. Paez2, J. Martínez Martínez2, S. Ibáñez Caturla2, A. Navarro Baño3, Y. Martínez Paredes4, A. F. Jiménez Sánchez2, L. GONZALEZ RAMOS1, V. Vázquez Saez2; 1 MURCIA/ES 2 Murcia/ES 3 El Palmar/ES 4 El Palmar, Murcia/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Neuroradiology brain, CNS
Imaging Techniques: MR-Diffusion/Perfusion, MR, MR-Spectroscopy
Procedures: Diagnostic procedure, eLearning, Education
Special Focuses: Infection, Education and training, Inflammation
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Learning objectives: Show the MRI features of encephalitis focusing on the number of lesions, regions affected, acute, sub-acute or chronic presentation, localised or diffuse disease and etiopathogenesis.

Background: Inflammation of the cerebral parenchyma, or encephalitis, is a rare form of infectious disease in humans. However, its presence carries a high rate of morbidity and mortality making early diagnosis key to prognosis. Encephalitis is defined as the presence of an inflammatory cerebral process associ[...]

Findings and procedure details: KINDS OF INFECTIOUS ENCEPHALITIS   1- Viral encephalitis   Neurological manifestations of viral infections of the CNS depend on the type of virus, the age and immunological status of the patient, the route of entry of the virus and comorbidities that alter the blood-brain barrier.  [...]

Conclusion: Encephalitis is a uncommon condition of infectious diseases which implies a high rate of mortality and morbility. Prognosis is related to early diagnosis since prompt therapy will decrease permanent brain damage. The approach to the patient with encephalitis needs to be individualized, with MR image[...]

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References: 1. Ashley H. Aiken. Central Nervous System Infection. Neuroimag Clin N Am. 2019;20. 2. Israel Steiner, Felix Benninger. Update on Herpes Virus Infections of the Nervous System. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013;13:414.1. 3. I. Steiner, H. Budka, A. Chaudhuri, M. Koskiniemi, K. Sainio, O. Salonen. Viral[...]

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