Mycotic encephalitis: predilection for grey matter

M. S. van der Knaap*, J. Valk, G. H. Jansen, L. J. Kappelle, O. van Nieuwenhuizen

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In mycotic infections of the brain three patterns of abnormality may be observed: meningitis, granuloma, and encephalitis. The first two, consisting of diffuse meningeal enhancement and mass lesion respectively, can easily be visualized by CT or MRI, but are nonspecific. The third pattern has been described histopathologically; as the clinical picture is nonspecific and the diagnosis is often unsuspected, especially in immunocompetent patients, acquaintance with the characteristic CT and MRI patterns of mycotic encephalitis may help in establishing the correct diagnosis, with important therapeutic consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-572
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1993


  • Encephalitis
  • Grey matter
  • Mycotic infection


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