Imaging of Intracranial Infectious Diseases in Adults

Bradford C. Mitchell, MD; Seena Dehkharghani, MD

Disclosures

Appl Radiol. 2014;43(2):6-15. 

In This Article

Introduction

Infectious diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS) range from acute to chronic, from indolent to life-threatening, and from self-limited to relentlessly progressive. Prompt detection of intracranial infections can have a significant effect on patient outcomes with regard to morbidity and mortality. Accurate characterization with medical imaging can allow appropriate empiric therapy to be initiated, complications to be managed appropriately and prognosis to be offered. In some cases, a specific infectious pathogen can be suggested based on typical imaging findings and clinical scenarios; other times, the broad category of infection can only be offered among a range of possible etiologies. In this article, the authors present an overview of intracranial infections, organized by category of pathogen, with an emphasis on the degree of specificity afforded by various imaging findings.[1]

Explore product updates from manufacturers, available now
Information from Industry
Explore product updates from manufacturers, available now
Information from Industry
Explore product updates from manufacturers, available now
Information from Industry

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE

processing....