Herpes simplex virus encephalitis
Synonyms: HSE | HSV encephalitis | HSVE | Herpes simplex meningo-encephalitis | Herpes simplex neuroinvasion | Herpetic encephalitis
A rare disorder caused by infection of the central nervous system by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) that could have a devastating clinical course and a potentially fatal outcome particularly with delay or lack of treatment. This disorder often involves the frontal and temporal lobes usually asymmetrically resulting in personality changes cognitive impairment aphasia seizures and focal weakness.
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Herpes simplex virus encephalitis?
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