Central nervous system vasculitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Decrease level of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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

Modality: MRI

Multiple patchy regions of T2 signal abnormality involving predominantly subcortical white matter are demonstrated, without haemorrhage 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
Case created: 29th Jan 2010
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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