Encephalitis

CT scans of normal brain and brain with encephalitis

Courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 is a computed tomography (CT) scan of a normal brain. Figure 2 is a CT scan that shows an accumulation of contrast material in infected areas and around the brain from encephalitis.

Current as of: January 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Christine Hahn, MD - Infectious Disease, Epidemiology

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