Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of Japanese Encephalitis

JCW Siu, CY Chan, YC Wong, MK Yuen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:76-80

The initial clinical presentation of Japanese encephalitis is usually non-specific and can be similar to other causes of encephalitis or encephalopathy. Early and accurate diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion by both physician and radiologist. This report describes the magnetic resonance imaging findings of 2 patients with Japanese encephalitis in both the acute and convalescent stages, together with a brief review of the literature.