ependymitis


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e·pen·dy·mi·tis

n. ependimitis, infl. del epéndimo.
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To the Editor: Cerebral ventricular infection (CVI), also termed ependymitis, involves an inflammatory response in the cerebral ventricular system.
The most frequent Meningitis-induced complications encountered in decreasing order of frequency were infarcts (31.25%), obstructive hydrocephalus (25%), cerebritis (9.37%), ependymitis (6.25%) and choroid plexitis (3.1%) (Table/Fig.
Poston, "Periventricular lesions in multiple sclerosis: their perivenous origin and relationship to granular ependymitis," Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, vol.
Lyon, "Ependymitis, leukoencephalitis, hydrocephalus, and thrombotic vasculitis following chronic infection by mouse hepatitis virus 3 (MHV 3)," Acta Neuropathologica, vol.
(6,11,17) The reactive inflammatory process can cause arteritis, arachnoiditis, and ependymitis. (6,10) The granular-nodular stage involves progressive degenerative changes with increased larval decay, vesicle involution, and thickening of the vesicle wall.
The contrast-enhanced cranial computed tomography (CT) scan showed enlargement of lateral ventricles with enhancement of the ventricular surface (ependymitis), mainly on the left.
In the brain, VZV involvement of small blood vessels or ependymal cells results in small-vessel vasculopathy (Figure 11, B, D, and E) (multifocal leukoencephalopathy) or ependymitis (ventriculitis), respectively.[4-6,45-49] Both MRI (Figure 11, B) and PCR of the CSF for VZV DNA (Figure 11, C) are helpful in the diagnosis.