MR imaging of human herpesvirus-6-associated encephalitis in 4 patients with anterograde amnesia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation.

@article{Gorniak2006MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of human herpesvirus-6-associated encephalitis in 4 patients with anterograde amnesia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation.},
  author={Richard J. T. Gorniak and G S Young and Don E Wiese and Francisco M Marty and Richard B. Schwartz},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={887-91}
}
MR imaging is typically obtained during the work-up of patients who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant who present with unexplained change in mental status, amnesia, or seizures. Although the differential diagnosis is broad in this setting, the presence of T2 prolongation limited to the medial aspect of one or both temporal lobes with or without associated reduced water diffusion may help limit the possible diagnoses. A frequent etiology seen in this context is human… CONTINUE READING
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