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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2009 Oct-Dec;19(4):301-4. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.57214.

Case Report: Magnetic resonance imaging in rabies encephalitis.

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Department of Radiology and Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, 1-8-31/1, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500 003, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Rabies encephalitis is an invariably fatal disease characterized by typical clinical symptoms. Although the diagnosis of this condition can be made on the basis of the patient's history and the classical clinical presentation, neuroimaging may still play a role, especially for establishing an early diagnosis in cases with atypical presentations or when the history of animal bite is not forthcoming. We report the MRI findings in a case of furious rabies encephalitis and describe the utility of diffusion imaging in its diagnosis.

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