Diffusion-weighted imaging in acute bacterial meningitis in infancy

  title={Diffusion-weighted imaging in acute bacterial meningitis in infancy},
  author={Wajanat Jan and Robert A. Zimmerman and Larissa T. Bilaniuk and Jill V. Hunter and Erin M. Simon and John C. Haselgrove},
Bacterial meningitis is frequently fatal or leads to severe neurological impairment. Complications such as vasculitis, resulting in infarcts, should be anticipated and dealt with promptly. Our aim was to demonstrate the complications of meningitis by diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in patients who deteriorated despite therapy. We studied 13 infants between the ages of 1 day and 32 months who presented with symptoms ranging from fever and vomiting to seizures, encephalopathy and coma due to… CONTINUE READING


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