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In vivo proton MR spectroscopy of untreated and treated brain abscesses

Björkman-Burtscher, Isabella LU and Holtås, Stig LU (1999) In AJNR 20(6). p.1049-1053
Abstract
MR spectroscopy was performed in three patients with brain abscesses. In two patients, MR spectroscopy revealed end-products of bacterial breakdown (acetate, succinate, amino acids, lactate) in the abscess cysts. In one of these, the spectrum was reversed to a single lactate peak after treatment. In the third patient, MR spectroscopy was performed only after treatment and showed a single nonspecific lactate peak. MR spectroscopy is a potential tool for noninvasive diagnosis of brain abscess and might be useful for evaluating changes after treatment.
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  author       = {Björkman-Burtscher, Isabella and Holtås, Stig},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {AJNR},
  title        = {In vivo proton MR spectroscopy of untreated and treated brain abscesses},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {1999},
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