Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a patient with central nervous system paracoccidioidomycosis

Andréia V. Faria, Guilherme C. Dabus, Verônica A. Zanardi, Fernando Cendes

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Abstract

The authors describe a patient with brain paracoccidioidomycosis whose magnetic resonance image (MRI) showed multiple hypointense lesions on T2-weighted images with peripheral enhancement after gadolinium injection. Single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) of one of the lesions showed 2 peaks at 0.9 and 1.32 ppm, corresponding to lipid signals, indicating intense necrosis. The other characteristic peaks of 1H-MRS were undifferentiated from baseline. These findings, although not specific, may help to differentiate fungal abscess from tumoral lesions and other types of abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain abscess
  • Fungal abscess
  • MRI
  • MRS
  • Mycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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