Prediction of Clinical Course of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis from Magnetic Resonance Imaging – a Case Report

Authors: T. Viták 1,2;  Z. Seidl 1,2;  M. Vaněčková 1,2;  A. Burgetová 1,2;  P. Pokorná 3
Authors‘ workplace: Radiodiagnostická klinika, oddělení MR, 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 1;  Vysoká škola zdravotnická, Praha 2;  Klinika dětského a dorostového lékařství 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 3
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2009; 72/105(1): 77-81
Category: Case Report


Three case reports support evidence that MRI is a valuable tool for herpes simplex encephalitis detection if diffusion-weighted MR imaging is used. Authors present a hypothesis on predictive power of MRI. Pathological findings in DWI complemented with normal picture of “conventional” MRI sequences are suggestive of future necrotic encephalitis with bad prognosis.

Key words:
herpetic encephalitis – magnetic resonance imaging – diffusion weighted image – clinical progression


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