Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 7 Number 2, 2004
Abstract

J HK Coll Radiol 2004;7:76-80
CASE REPORT

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of Japanese Encephalitis

JCW Siu, CY Chan, YC Wong, MK Yuen
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong

ABSTRACT
The initial clinical presentation of Japanese encephalitis is usually non-specific and can be similar to other causes of encephalitis or encephalopathy. Early and accurate diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion by both physician and radiologist. This report describes the magnetic resonance imaging findings of 2 patients with Japanese encephalitis in both the acute and convalescent stages, together with a brief review of the literature.

Key Words: Flavivirus, Japanese encephalitis, Magnetic resonance imaging, Thalamus


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