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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Iqra Qamar M.D.[2]

Overview

CT is usually normal. Late findings may include cerebral edema and decreased attenuation in the hippocampus, brain stem, basal ganglia, and periventricular white matter.

CT

If there is enough time to take a CT scan of a suspected rabies patient, there are a few things that can be looked for.

Early findings:

  • Usually normal

Late findings:

References

  1. Awasthi M, Parmar H, Patankar T, Castillo M (2001). "Imaging findings in rabies encephalitis". AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 22 (4): 677–80. PMID 11290477. Retrieved 2012-02-10.

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