Chronic encephalitis possibly due to herpes simplex virus: Two cases

Jacob I. Sage, Melvin P. Weinstein, Douglas C. Miller

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Two patients had clinical findings of encephalopathy that progressed in 4 to 5 months. One patient had headache, fatigue, lethargy, hemi-paresis, and a seizure. The second patient had only forgetfulness, confusion, and lethargy without focal signs. Herpes simplex virus was grown from brain biopsy in the first patient and from CSF in the second patient. These cases suggest that herpes simplex virus caused the encephalitis and that it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1470-1472
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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