CT and MRI findings of anthrax meningoencephalitis; Case report


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Özkaçmaz S.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.22, no.3, pp.114-117, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/ejm.2017.54264
  • Journal Name: Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-117
  • Keywords: Anthrax, Imaging findings, Meningoencephalitis
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2017, Yuzuncu Yil Universitesi Tip Fakultesi. All rights reserved.Anthrax meningoencephalitis is a rare but mortal condition of anthrax. Primary focus of infection may be skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal anthrax. It has a poor prognosis with fatal outcome despite aggressive combined antibiotic therapy. Radiological findings demonstrate a hemorrhagic encephalitis pattern with cerebral edema. We present an anthrax meningoencephalitis case with CT, MRI and DWI findings from an endemic region.