Imaging of cerebritis, encephalitis, and brain abscess.

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Imaging of cerebritis, encephalitis, and brain abscess.

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Nov;22(4):585-607

Authors: Rath TJ, Hughes M, Arabi M, Shah GV

Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of brain abscess, pyogenic infection, and encephalitis. The role of CT and MRI in the diagnosis and management of pyogenic brain abscess and its complications is reviewed. The imaging appearances of several common and select uncommon infectious encephalitides are reviewed. Common causes of encephalitis in immunocompromised patients, and their imaging appearances, are also discussed. When combined with CSF, serologic studies and patient history, imaging findings can suggest the cause of encephalitis.

PMID: 23122258 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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