abnormal mri brain Cytomegalovirus Encephalitis

  • —affect the immunocompetent as well as immunocompromised patients
  • —cause meningoencephalitis or subacute encephalitis.
  • —CMV can produce demyelination and necrosis within the white matter.
  • —CMV is the most frequent cause of fetal and neonatal viral infection.
  • —calcifications are usually in the subependymal region, whereas in infants with toxoplasmosis, calcifications are seen everywhere, including the periventricular region.
  • — CT scans show low density in the white matter, which may or may not enhance with contrast agents
  • —. MRI shows high signal intensity in the white matter on T2-weighted and FLAIR images and is more sensitive than CT in detecting leukoencephalitis
  • abnormal mri brain

    Nonenhanced CT scans in a newborn show periventricular calcification and ventricular dilatation

    abnormal mri brain, Cytomegalovirus

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