Purulent meningitis with unusual diffusion-weighted MRI findings

M. Abe, Y. Takayama, H. Yamashita, M. Noguchi, T. Sagoh

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We describe unusual findings obtained by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a patient with acute purulent meningitis caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. Along cerebral convexities and the Sylvian fissure, multiple small intense lesions showed high signal intensity in these sequences. This may be the first report of diffusion-weighted in purulent meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct


  • Brain abscess
  • Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI)
  • Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)
  • Purulent meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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