CT of neonatal herpes encephalitis

T. E. Herman, R. H. Cleveland, D. C. Kushner, J. M. Taveras

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Seven neonates with proven herpes (HSV type 2) encephalitis exhibited a characteristic sequence of findings on cranial computed tomography (CT). The initial CT abnormalities in all infants were fingerlike areas of cortical increased attenuation noted on unenhanced scans obtained 2-30 days after presentation. These usually were accentuated by increased white-matter lucency. Subsequently (more than 30 days after presentation), extensive cerebral destruction, multicystic encephalomalacia, and calcification were seen on follow-up CT scans obtained in five infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985


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