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Imaging findings in rabies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8826747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 10 year old Vietnamese girl presented with clinical features of an acute encephalitic process. A cerebral angiogram performed to rule out vasculitis showed narrowing at the supraclinoid internal carotid and terminal basilar arteries. A diagnosis of rabies was established at autopsy. Although the major blood vessels and basal meninges were normal it was possible that transient arterial spasm induced by the viral infection was responsible for the angiographic appearance. Other imaging findings in our patient are described with a brief review of the literature. This is only the second case of rabies reported in Australia. Rabies is a rare disease in the Australian community. Recently one patient with atypical clinical presentation was confirmed to have the disease only at autopsy. In the clinical work-up, various radiological examinations were performed and a range of interesting features were encountered including an abnormal cerebral angiogram. The purpose of this paper is to report on these unusual features and to review those documented in the literature.
T M Sing; M Y Soo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian radiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0004-8461     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Radiol     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-19     Completed Date:  1996-11-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0047441     Medline TA:  Australas Radiol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Internal / radiography
Carotid Stenosis / radiography
Cerebral Angiography*
Encephalitis, Viral / radiography*
Fatal Outcome
Ischemic Attack, Transient / radiography
New South Wales
Rabies / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / radiography

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