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.
- Brain abscess
- Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI)
- Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)
- Purulent meningitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging