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MR findings in Murray Valley encephalitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12917132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is caused by a flavivirus related to West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses. We report a case of MVE resulting in quadriplegia and respiratory failure. MR imaging demonstrated thalamic hyperintensity on T2-weighted images, with similar involvement of the red nucleus, substantia nigra, and cervical cord. These findings preceded serologic diagnosis and are similar to those of Japanese encephalitis. In the appropriate setting, thalamic T2 hyperintensity is suggestive of flavivirus infection.
Lloyd Einsiedel; Evelyn Kat; Janakan Ravindran; John Slavotinek; David L Gordon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1379-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Encephalitis Virus, Murray Valley
Encephalitis, Arbovirus / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  virology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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