Title

Imaging of congenital central nervous system infections

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1-2018

Journal

Pediatric Radiology

Volume

48

Issue

4

DOI

10.1007/s00247-018-4092-1

Keywords

Brain; Central nervous system; Computed tomography; Congenital; Fetus; Infant; Infection; Magnetic resonance imaging; Virus

Abstract

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Congenital central nervous system (CNS) infections are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. The recent Zika virus outbreak raised awareness of congenital CNS infections. Imaging can be effective in diagnosing the presence and severity of infection. In this paper we review the clinical presentations and imaging characteristics of several common and less common congenital CNS infections.

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