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

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.

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  • Authors

    Ozbek O, Koç O, Paksoy Y, Aydin K, Nayman A

    Institution

    Department of Radiology, Selçuk University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.

    Source

    The Turkish journal of pediatrics 53:6 pg 680-3

    MeSH

    Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Encephalitis, Viral
    Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
    Humans
    Infant
    Magnetic Resonance Angiography
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Male

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22389991