Rare presentation of BK encephalitis in a child

Imaging and pathological findings

Jared Green, Gaurav Saigal, Claudia P. Rojas, M. Judith Post

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Abstract

Clinically apparent BK virus infections mostly involve the genitourinary system of immunocompromised patients, particularly those who have undergone renal or bone marrow transplantations. Central nervous system involvement is extremely rare. In this report, we describe the pathologic and MR findings of BK encephalitis in a child. Initial involvement of the brainstem and the cervicomedullary junction was noted that later rapidly progressed to involve other regions of the supratentorial brain parenchyma including the basal ganglia and the thalami as well as the cerebellum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1148
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

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BK Virus
Urogenital System
Immunocompromised Host
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Encephalitis
Basal Ganglia
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Thalamus
Cerebellum
Brain Stem
Central Nervous System
Kidney
Brain

Keywords

  • BK
  • Encephalitis
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Rare presentation of BK encephalitis in a child : Imaging and pathological findings. / Green, Jared; Saigal, Gaurav; Rojas, Claudia P.; Judith Post, M.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 42, No. 9, 01.09.2012, p. 1145-1148.

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Green, Jared ; Saigal, Gaurav ; Rojas, Claudia P. ; Judith Post, M. / Rare presentation of BK encephalitis in a child : Imaging and pathological findings. In: Pediatric Radiology. 2012 ; Vol. 42, No. 9. pp. 1145-1148.
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