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Eastern equine encephalitis presenting with a focal brain lesion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1476580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus causes a severe meningoencephalitis with high morbidity and mortality. Despite numerous clinical reports of EEE, there are only 11 patients in whom cranial computed tomographic (CT) findings are described. In 6 patients, CT was normal and in 5 patients diffuse edema was present; none had a focal brain lesion. Based on these reports, it has been suggested that focal findings on CT support the diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis rather than EEE. The first patient with serologically-confirmed EEE and a focal lesion demonstrated by cranial CT and magnetic resonance imaging is described; these findings underscore the importance of including EEE in the differential diagnosis of encephalitides that can cause focal brain lesions on neuroimaging.
R P Morse; M L Bennish; B T Darras
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1992 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, Boston, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology*
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis,  rehabilitation
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis,  rehabilitation
Encephalitis Virus, Eastern Equine*
Encephalomyelitis, Equine / diagnosis*,  rehabilitation
Neurologic Examination
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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