The evolution of contrast enhancement in granulomatous amebic encephalitis

Hui-Ling Hsu, C. J. Chen, C. C. Huang, S. M. Jung, R. S. Chen

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Abstract

In the literature, variable enhanced patterns in cases of granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) have been reported. The reason for this variety is still unknown. We report a case of GAE in whom serial images showed different enhanced patterns as the lesions evolved. The enhanced pattern was nodular or gyriform at its early stage, became ring-like as the lesions enlarged and at its late stage, developed into a heterogeneous pattern. We concluded that the variable enhanced patterns seen in GAE might correspond to the evolution of the lesions. Realizing the serial changes may help us in the early diagnosis and treatment of this fatal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Pages47-50
Number of pages4
Volume45
Edition2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Central nervous system
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis
  • Magnetic resonance images
  • Protozoa infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Hsu, H-L., Chen, C. J., Huang, C. C., Jung, S. M., & Chen, R. S. (2003). The evolution of contrast enhancement in granulomatous amebic encephalitis. In European Journal of Radiology Extra (2 ed., Vol. 45, pp. 47-50) https://doi.org/10.1016/S1571-4675(03)00003-8