[Neuroradiologic emergencies in infectious pathology]

D Ben Salem, E Perouse De Montclos, J-F Couaillier, D Martin, D Krausé, F Brunotte, F Ricolfi
Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie 2004, 31 (4): 301-12
The main goal of urgent imaging evaluation of patients with suspected CNS infection is to differentiate infectious from tumoral or vascular lesions in order to provide appropriate management. MR imaging, including diffusion weighted imaging and spectroscopy, is superior to CT imaging to characterize lesion location and etiology. The CT and MRI features of the more frequent bacterial, viral and parasitic CNS infections will be described.

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