Imaging of herpesvirus infections of the CNS

Bruno P. Soares, James M. Provenzale

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Objective. Herpesviridae are a family of DNA viruses remarkable for their ability to both promote acute infection and enter a latent phase with potential of reactivation. Herpes infections are ubiquitous throughout the human life span, regardless of the degree of immunocompetence. Conclusion. We review the virology and clinical manifestations of each herpesvirus, with emphasis on recent advances in knowledge and characteristic neuroimaging findings important for diagnosis and appropriate clinical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-48
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016


  • CNS
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Human herpesvirus
  • Varicella-zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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