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Neuroimages of Japanese encephalitis: report of three patients.
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PMID:  9360336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cranial computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance image (MRI) studies of three Japanese encephalitis (JE) patients, 24 to 37 years of age, are reported. The initial findings of CT study were limited but initial MRI studies revealed multiple lesions involving the brainstem, basal ganglia and bilateral thalami. Follow-up MRI studies showed small residual lesions only. The result shows that MRI can delineate and detect brain lesions better than CT in patients in the acute stage of JE. The locations of lesions in MRI study are noteworthy and have a good correlation with pathologic anatomic distribution. Therefore, MRI study is helpful in early diagnosis of JE.
C R Huang; W N Chang; C C Lui; H S Wu; C W Liou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-01     Completed Date:  1997-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  radiography
Encephalitis, Japanese / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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