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The usefulness of brain perfusion SPECT in an infant with focal convulsions associated withHemophilus influenzae central nervous system infection

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Left hemiconvulsions occurred in a 13-month-old girl withHemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) central nervous system (CNS) infection. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT showed a focal hyperperfusion area in the right frontal lobe. The patient recovered without complications, and follow-up SPECT revealed markedly improved findings. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT is useful for evaluating focal convulsions associated withH. influenzae CNS infection.

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Ohta, H., Inoue, T., Yamamoto, H. et al. The usefulness of brain perfusion SPECT in an infant with focal convulsions associated withHemophilus influenzae central nervous system infection. Ann Nucl Med 15, 365–367 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02988244

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Key words

  • Hemophilus influenzae
  • Tc-99m HMPAO
  • central nervous system