Pediatric Radiology > Neurological > Infection > Encephalitis


Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and may be seen with meningeal inflammation. Herpes encephalitis, when it occurs as a secondary reactivation as seen in adults, typically affects one or both of the temporal lobes as abnormal cortical high T2 signal on MRI, possibly hemorrhagic. In neonates who get the infection during birth, Herpes can involve any part of the brain.


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