Serial MRI findings in patient with chronic cryptococcus meningo-encephalitis

H. Narai, Y. Manabe, K. Deguchi, K. Iwatsuki, K. Sakai, Koji Abe

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We describe the serial changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a patient with chronic cryptococcus meningo-encephalitis. In the subacute phase, MRI revealed a focal lesion with hyperintensity on T2-weighted image (WI) in the left thalamus. At 11 months after the onset, MRI showed a focal lesion with hyperintensity on T2-WI in the right pons that was enhanced with gadolinium (Gd). At 13 months after the onset, the lesion in the left thalamus became rim enhanced with Gd. After antifungal therapy (amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine), the rim enhancement in the left thalamus and the high signal intensity area in the right pons decreased. Cryptococcoma should be in the differential from other ring enhancing lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-812
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001



  • Chronic cryptococcus meningo-encephalitis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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