Pediatric Radiology

, 36:1190 | Cite as

Meningoencephalitis due to anthrax: CT and MR findings

  • Hanefi YildirimEmail author
  • Nimet Kabakus
  • Mustafa Koc
  • Ayse Murat
  • Feyza İnceköy Girgin
Case Report


Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores, but it also causes cutaneous, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in humans. Bacillus anthracis is an uncommon cause of meningitis and generally produces a haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis. We present the CT and MR findings of anthrax meningoencephalitis due to the cutaneous form of anthrax in a 12-year-old boy. They showed focal intracerebral haemorrhage with leptomeningeal enhancement.


Anthrax Encephalitis CT MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanefi Yildirim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nimet Kabakus
    • 2
  • Mustafa Koc
    • 1
  • Ayse Murat
    • 1
  • Feyza İnceköy Girgin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyFirat UniversityElazigTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric NeurologyFirat UniversityElazigTurkey

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