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Radionuclide imaging in herpes simplex encephalitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  619403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight patients with herpes simplex encephalitis among the 10 cases diagnosed at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1966 to 1976 were studied with 99mTc early in their diagnostic work-up. The images were unilaterally positive in the temporal lobe area in all 8 patients. Radionuclide studies can suggest herpes simplex as the specific etiology in cases of encephalitis and can also indicate the best site for brain biopsy to confirm the diagnosis by fluorescent antibody techniques. Appropriate antiviral therapy should be instituted as soon as possible to alter the course of this destructive form of viral encephalitis.
C A Karlin; R G Robinson; D R Hinthorn; C Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radionuclide imaging
Encephalitis / etiology,  radionuclide imaging*
Herpes Simplex / radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Technetium / diagnostic use
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