Postvaricella basal ganglia infarction in children

F. S. Silverstein, James A Brunberg

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Two patients presented with acute neurologic deficits attributable to contralateral basal ganglia infarction 1 to 3 months after episodes of chickenpox. Both presented with hemiparesis with one patient also demonstrating ipsilateral choreoathetosis. In both patients MR revealed unilateral basal ganglia infarction. Cerebral angiography findings in one patient were normal; in the second, there was unilateral narrowing of the common carotid artery and of proximal branches of the anterior and middle cerebral artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal ganglia, infarction
  • Children, central nervous system
  • Viruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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