TITLE

Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis: findings of MRI, MRS, diffusion and perfusion

AUTHOR(S)
Özbek, Orhan; Koç, Osman; Paksoy, Yahya; Aydın, Kürşad; Nayman, Alaaddin
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Pediatrics;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p680
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Epstein-Barr virus is an infection that is known as infectious mononucleosis. Even though the central nervous system is not a primary region of involvement of this disease, neurological complications are reported rarely. In this case report, we evaluated a 15-month-old male who presented to the pediatric neurology clinic due to high fever and a neurologic attack. His serological tests and radiological examinations (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MR spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and MR perfusion) were consistent with Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis, which is a very rare complication of infectious mononucleosis. Additionally, we discuss the MRI, MRS, DWI and MR perfusion findings of our case, which were different from other cases reported in the literature.
ACCESSION #
74122540

 

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