Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome-related encephalopathy: Magnetic resonance imaging findings

Min Cheol Ku, Sang il Suh, Hyun Ji Lee, In Seon Ryoo, Gyu Ri Son, Young Hen Lee, Hyeong Suk Seo, Hae Young Seol

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    Objective: To report the incidence and findings of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS)-related encephalopathy along with its clinical course. Methods: Medical records and brain MRI were reviewed from January 2004 to January 2013. The final cohort consisted of 145 patients. Brain MRI findings were correlated with associated clinical stage of disease. Results: The MRI findings associated with clinical course of HFRS-related encephalopathy were posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome pattern ( n= 3) in oliguric phase and splenial lesion pattern ( n= 1) in febrile phase. Conclusions: Brain MRI findings in HFRS-related encephalopathy may be associated with the clinical course of HFRS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)975-978
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical Imaging
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov

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    • Diffusion-weighted imaging
    • Encephalopathy
    • Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
    • Magnetic resonance imaging

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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