Central nervous system infections of herpesvirus family.

@article{Bulakbai2008CentralNS,
  title={Central nervous system infections of herpesvirus family.},
  author={Nail Bulakbaşi and Murat Kocaoglu},
  journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={53-84; viii}
}
Herpesviruses are one of the most common groups of pathogens causing central nervous system infections in humans. They mostly cause encephalitis, meningitis, or myelitis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Children, adults, and the elderly can all be affected. Although contrast-enhanced CT is more widely used for diagnosis, contrast-enhanced MR imaging combined with diffusion-weighted imaging is superior to CT in the detection of early changes and the real extent of the disease… CONTINUE READING

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