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At-risk brain tissue identified with arterial spin labeling in neurotuberculosis.
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PMID:  23377538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 13-year-old immunocompromised girl developed neurotuberculosis. Arterial spin labeling technique indicated areas of hypoperfusion in the vascular territories of the left posterior cerebral artery and superior cerebellar artery without restricted diffusion, suggesting early tuberculous arteritis. MR angiography confirmed vascular involvement, so adjunctive anticoagulant therapy was initiated. Complete resolution of arterial spin labeling findings was observed 1 month later. This documents early tuberculous vasculopathy revealed by arterial spin labeling in a child with neurotuberculosis. Since there may be a paucity of clinical symptoms in the evolution of arteritis in neurotuberculosis, arterial spin labeling may help indicate early hypoperfusion and alert for modification of treatment before irreversible vascular damage occurs.
Persefoni Margariti; Angel Sanchez-Montanez; Ignacio Delgado; Izaskun Elorza Alvarez; Elida Vazquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Radiology, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain,
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