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Neuroradiology

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 371–372 | Cite as

MRI in acute poliomyelitis

  • L. Kornreich
  • O. Dagan
  • M. Grunebaum
Paediatric Neuroradiology

Abstract

MRI can be used in the diagnosis of anterior horn infection and for assessing the extent of disease. There are no specific MRI signs to differentiate between the various possible pathogens. This is demonstrated in the present case of poliomyelitis, in which MRI of the spine played an important role in establishing the diagnosis.

Key words

Poliomyelitis Magnetic resonance imaging Spinal cord, infections 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kornreich
    • 1
    • 3
  • O. Dagan
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Grunebaum
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Imaging DepartmentThe Schneider Children's Medical Centre of IsraelPetah TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.The Intensive Care UnitThe Schneider Children's Medical Centre of Israel, Beilinson Medical CampusPetah TiqvaIsrael
  3. 3.Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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