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AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Nov;39(11):1967-1974. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5649. Epub 2018 May 17.

Neuroimaging Findings of Zika Virus-Associated Neurologic Complications in Adults.

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1
From the Department of Radiology (L.C.H.C., F.P.P.L.L.), Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil celsohygino@hotmail.com.
2
Alta Excelência Diagnóstica (L.C.H.C.), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Radiology Department (L.C.H.C.), Americas Medical City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Neurology Department (O.J.M.N.), Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil.
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From the Department of Radiology (L.C.H.C., F.P.P.L.L.), Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Department of Neurological Sciences (I.R.F.d.S.), Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

When the first suspected cases of neurologic disorders associated with the Zika virus were noticed in Brazil in late 2015, several studies had been conducted to understand the pathophysiology of the disease and its associated complications. In addition to its well-established association with microcephaly in neonates, the Zika virus infection has also been suggested to trigger other severe neurologic complications in adults, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, radiculomyelitis, and meningoencephalitis. Hence, the Zika virus should be deemed a global threat that can cause devastating neurologic complications among individuals in all age ranges. The aim of this review was to further describe neuroimaging findings of Zika virus infection and associated neurologic complications found in adults.

PMID:
29773562
DOI:
10.3174/ajnr.A5649

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