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Case report


Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in an adult.

Ramakrishna NarraAdinarayana MandapalliSuseel Kumar Kamaraju
Department of Neuroradiology, Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Department of Radiology, MA Advanced Diagnostic Center, Department of Radiology, Katuri Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 13-Feb-2015, Date of Acceptance: 24-Mar-2015, Date of Web Publication: 30-Apr-2015.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ramakrishna Narra

Department of Neuroradiology, Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Chinnakondrupadu, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: narra.ramki29@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ramakrishna Narra

Department of Neuroradiology, Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Chinnakondrupadu, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: narra.ramki29@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.156117 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) is a rapidly progressing neurologic disorder that occurs in children after common viral infections of the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems. This disease is commonly seen in East Asia. Normal healthy infants and children can get affected. The condition carries a poor prognosis with high morbidity and mortality rates. We report here a case of a 23-year-old female with ANE and describe its neuroimaging findings. Magnetic resonance imaging examination performed showed symmetric lesions involving the thalami, brainstem, and cerebellum.
Keywords: Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy, Diffusion Imaging, Gradient Imaging, Hemorrhage, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Necrosis, Thalami

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