Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT findings in pediatric viral encephalitis.

  title={Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT findings in pediatric viral encephalitis.},
  author={Clara Husson Kao and Shyh-Jen Wang and S. C. Mak and Wen Jye Shian and Crystal S. Chi},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  volume={19 7},
Two children were diagnosed with viral encephalitis, due to Epstein-Barr virus infection in one case and to herpes simplex virus infection in the other. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT was arranged to detect changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) secondary to viral encephalitis. During the acute episode, Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT showed that the two cases had increased rCBF. After the acute episode, follow-up brain SPECT was arranged 6 months later. The rCBF in one case was restored to normal… CONTINUE READING