Herpes encephalitis - with diffusion restriction

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


30 year old male - fever, altered sensorium, seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

MRI features classic of Herpes Enephalitis

  • Asymmetric involvement of the temporal lobes
  • Asymmetric involvement of the insular cortices
  • Gyrus rectus and Cingulate gyrus involvement

There is typical diffusion restriction in the affected areas.

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Case information

rID: 13135
Published: 5th Mar 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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