Postvaricella Basal Ganglia Infarction—Early and Late Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

MSM Chan, YC Wong, AC Lee, PC Lau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2001;4:153-6

The case of a 9-year-old boy who developed acute neurological complications soon after varicella infection is reported. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed bilateral basal ganglia lesions, which almost completely resolved on follow-up scans. There has been little previous discussion in the literature of the morphological changes detected on imaging.