Central nervous system vasculitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Decrease level of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Multiple patchy regions of low attenuation particularly in the parietal regions. 

Multiple patchy regions of T2 signal abnormality involving predominantly subcortical white matter are demonstrated, without hemorrhage or abnormal enhancement. 

Case Discussion

This 20-year-old male has established systemic polyarteritis nodosa with secondary involvement of his brain. 

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Case information

rID: 8410
Published: 29th Jan 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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