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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

Findings on MRI suggestive of rabies include areas of increased T2 intensity (flare) may be seen in hippocampus, hypothalamus, and brainstem.

MRI

Findings on MRI suggestive of rabies include:


Case courtesy of- Case courtesy of Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 37813
Case courtesy of- Case courtesy of Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 37813


References

  1. Burton EC, Burns DK, Opatowsky MJ, El-Feky WH, Fischbach B, Melton L, Sanchez E, Randall H, Watkins DL, Chang J, Klintmalm G (2005). "Rabies encephalomyelitis: clinical, neuroradiological, and pathological findings in 4 transplant recipients". Arch. Neurol. 62 (6): 873–82. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.6.873. PMID 15956158.

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