Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis: findings of MRI, MRS, diffusion and perfusion.
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.
Department of Radiology, Selçuk University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
SourceThe Turkish journal of pediatrics 53:6 pg 680-3
MeSHDiffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Pub Type(s)Case Reports