MR Imaging of Neonatal Brain Infections

Jacques F. Schneider, Sylviane Hanquinet, Mariasavina Severino, Andrea Rossi

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Abstract

Infections of the brain in the postnatal period differ from those in older children as a result of a combination of distinct epidemiologic factors in general, and immaturity of neonatal brain and immunologic host response in particular. It has been recognized that clinical and neurologic signs are often nonspecific, sometimes scarce, and seldom correlate with the extent of neuroimaging findings, thus warranting an early MR imaging examination in the course of the disease, enabling rapid therapy institution and better clinical outcome. This article reviews most of postnatal pathogen agents involved in neonatal brain infections, related physiopathology, and neuroimaging findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-775
Number of pages15
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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Neuroimaging
Brain
Infection
Epidemiologic Factors
Neurologic Manifestations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Infection
  • MRI
  • Neonate

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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MR Imaging of Neonatal Brain Infections. / Schneider, Jacques F.; Hanquinet, Sylviane; Severino, Mariasavina; Rossi, Andrea.

In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America, Vol. 19, No. 4, 11.2011, p. 761-775.

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Schneider, Jacques F. ; Hanquinet, Sylviane ; Severino, Mariasavina ; Rossi, Andrea. / MR Imaging of Neonatal Brain Infections. In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 761-775.
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