Acute encephalopathy associated with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.

  title={Acute encephalopathy associated with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.},
  author={Akihiko Wada and Rika Yoshida and Kazushige Oda and Eiji Fukuba and Nobue Uchida and Hajime Kitagaki},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={26 9},
Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is useful against various immune system disorders and viral infections. It is generally safe, and serious adverse reactions are uncommon. We report a rare case of acute encephalopathy following intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for human herpes virus 6 infection in a child. MR imaging findings suggest that the dominant causative mechanism of acute encephalopathy is cytotoxic edema, and the findings indicate 2 primary mechanisms. Reversibility of the… CONTINUE READING
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