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This is a CT scan of a patient with Rasmussen encephalitis.

Faster DNA Sleuthing Saves Critically Ill Boy Stricken by Encephalitis

A 14-year-old boy’s turnaround and quick recovery after being stricken by encephalitis - which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill - shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.... Read More...