Neuroradiologic review of intracranial infection

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 1999 Jan-Feb;28(1):1-26. doi: 10.1016/s0363-0188(99)90014-2.


The detection of intracranial infection continues to be a common reason for neuroradiologic examination. This review covers the neuroradiologic findings of the variety of common infections. It includes meningitis and its complications, as well as bacterial, viral, tuberculous, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Finally, a review of the common infections associated with AIDS is presented. With an increased ability to recognize such infections, radiologists should be able to supply their clinical colleagues with more specific diagnoses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology
  • Meningitis, Fungal / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningitis, Fungal / microbiology
  • Meningitis, Viral / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningitis, Viral / virology
  • Neuroradiography*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed