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Diffusion-weighted MRI in herpes simplex encephalitis: a report of three cases.

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Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE) is the most frequent fatal viral infection of the brain. Because antiviral treatment may improve the prognosis significantly, early diagnosis is mandatory. Imaging diagnosis rests on conventional MRI for the visualization of lesions in the limbic system, the hallmark of HSVE. Diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) has not been used for the evaluation of HSVE. We report on the DW-MRI findings in three patients with HSVE, who had cortical diffusion abnormalitie...

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10.1007/s00234-003-1145-3

Authors


Nägele, T More by this author
Schmidt, F More by this author
Herrlinger, U More by this author
Journal:
Neuroradiology
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
122-125
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1432-1920
ISSN:
0028-3940
URN:
uuid:4c1c6ae1-e6fb-4e20-af8a-a02994178378
Source identifiers:
241142
Local pid:
pubs:241142

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