What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of West Nile virus infection?

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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  • In acute disease, computed tomography (CT) scans do not show any evidence of abnormalities.

  • In an estimated one third of infected individuals, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans show notable enhancement in the leptomeninges and periventricular areas.


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