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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Common MRI findings in patients with cryptococcal meningitis include Virchow-Robin dilatation, hydrocephalus, intracerebral nodules, and pseudocysts.

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Dilated Virchow-Robin space, source: radiopedia.org


References

  1. Koroshetz WJ. Chapter 382. Chronic and Recurrent Meningitis. In: Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2012.
  2. Zhong Y, Zhou Z, Fang X, Peng F, Zhang W (2017). "Magnetic resonance imaging study of cryptococcal neuroradiological lesions in HIV-negative cryptococcal meningitis". Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. doi:10.1007/s10096-017-2941-8. PMID 28247152.

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