Acute cerebellitis

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Headaches, fever, and cerebellar ataxia with an abnormal EEG.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Brain

MRI

The MRI sequences demonstrate areas of cortical hyperintensity on FLAIR, and T2WI involving the cerebellar hemispheres, and vermis which does not show restricted diffusion on DWI/ADC.

Case Discussion

The clinical presentation and MRI features are most consistent with an acute cerebellitis.

 

Additional contributor: R. Bouguelaa, MD

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