St. Louis encephalitis and the substantia nigra: MR imaging evaluation

Felix Cerna, Borna Mehrad, James P. Luby, Dennis Burns, James L. Fleckenstein

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Abstract

Neuroimaging findings in cases of St. Louis encephalitis (StLE) have yet to be reported despite the relatively high frequency of this entity. An epidemic permitted the documentation of isolated hyperintensity of the substantia nigra on T2-weighted images in two patients with StLE. This distribution of MR imaging abnormality in cases of StLE mirrors the reports presented in the literature that implicate the substantia nigra as peculiarly susceptible to the StLE virus. Isolated lesions of the substantia nigra revealed by T2-weighted imaging should suggest the possibility of StLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1283
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume20
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1999

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St. Louis encephalitis and the substantia nigra : MR imaging evaluation. / Cerna, Felix; Mehrad, Borna; Luby, James P.; Burns, Dennis; Fleckenstein, James L.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 20, No. 7, 1999, p. 1281-1283.

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Cerna, Felix ; Mehrad, Borna ; Luby, James P. ; Burns, Dennis ; Fleckenstein, James L. / St. Louis encephalitis and the substantia nigra : MR imaging evaluation. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1999 ; Vol. 20, No. 7. pp. 1281-1283.
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