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Cerebrovascular Complications and Vessel Wall Imaging in COVID-19 Encephalopathy—A Pilot Study

Publication date2021

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with several complications of the central nervous system (CNS), including acute encephalopathy. In this pilot study, we report a series of 39 patients (66.5 ± 9.2 years; 10.3% female) with acute encephalopathy, who underwent a standard brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5 T during the acute symptomatic phase. In addition to diffusion-weighted imaging, MR angiography and susceptibility-weighted images, high-resolution vascular black blood sequences (in 34 cases) were used to investigate the vasculature of the brain.

  • Inflammation
  • MRI
  • Contrast agent
  • Stroke
  • Diffusion
  • SWI
NoteSee also Authors' Answer to Letter to the Editor: https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:162788
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UGINET, Marjolaine et al. Cerebrovascular Complications and Vessel Wall Imaging in COVID-19 Encephalopathy—A Pilot Study. In: Clinical Neuroradiology, 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00062-021-01008-2
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ISSN of the journal1869-1439

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