Herpes varicella zoster encephalitis in immunocompromised patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Encephalitis, Viral
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Immunocompromised Host

abstract

  • The authors describe specific MRI features that suggest the diagnosis of varicella zoster encephalitis. MRI initially revealed discrete, subcortical, nonenhancing lesions that coalesced and developed enhancement. Gray matter involvement was seen later. Autopsy revealed spherical lesions of demyelination and hemorrhagic cavitation confirmed as varicella zoster encephalitis. Characteristic MR features may suggest the diagnosis of varicella zoster encephalitis, enabling definitive diagnostic testing and early institution of antiviral treatment.

publication date

  • January 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9921876

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 193

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 52

number

  • 1