Bacterial and viral parenchymal infections of the brain

Bill L. Buff, Vincent P. Mathews, Allen D. Elster

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been proven to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of parenchymal infections of the brain. Pyogenic brain abscess, herpes encephalitis. Listeria rhombencephalitis, and Rasmussen’s syndrome are examined in this article. Imaging characteristics, epidemiology, clinical presentations, therapies, and pathologic findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • Brain
  • Brain, abscess
  • Brain, infection
  • Contrast enhancement
  • Encephalitis
  • Gadolinium
  • Herpes simplex
  • Listeria
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Magnetic resonance studies
  • Rasmussen’s encephalitis


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