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West Nile Virus Encephalomyelitis in Transplant Recipients

Roger N. Rosenberg, MD
JAMA. 2004;292(7):859-860. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.859.
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Axial T2-weighted image (repetition time, 5500; echo time, 105; repetitions, 2) at the level of the thalami. There is patchy increased signal within both thalami (arrowheads). Areas of increased signal, not seen in prior studies, also occur within the white matter bilaterally. Reproduced with permission from Edward J. Escott, MD, Department of Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.2



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