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Meningoencephalitis: an atypical presentation of herpes simplex type 2 central nervous system infection.
Tenn Med. 1998 May; 91(5):183-5.TM

Abstract

Encephalitis is the best recognized form of central nervous system (CNS) infection with the herpes simplex virus. We present a case of meningoencephalitis with a benign course caused by herpes simplex virus type 2. The patient had no focal abnormalities on either brain magnetic resonance imaging scan or electroencephalogram. The cerebrospinal fluid profile was that of aseptic meningitis, with a lymphocytic pleocytosis. The clinical spectrum of herpes simplex infections in the CNS is broad. Specifically, herpes simplex type 2 can cause a benign meningoencephalitis with scant focal findings, in addition to the known encephalitis and more recently recognized benign recurrent lymphocytic meningitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37212, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9584606

Citation

Niaz, F E., et al. "Meningoencephalitis: an Atypical Presentation of Herpes Simplex Type 2 Central Nervous System Infection." Tennessee Medicine : Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, vol. 91, no. 5, 1998, pp. 183-5.
Niaz FE, Abou-Khalil B, Tesauro T, et al. Meningoencephalitis: an atypical presentation of herpes simplex type 2 central nervous system infection. Tenn Med. 1998;91(5):183-5.
Niaz, F. E., Abou-Khalil, B., Tesauro, T., & Aragon, E. (1998). Meningoencephalitis: an atypical presentation of herpes simplex type 2 central nervous system infection. Tennessee Medicine : Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, 91(5), 183-5.
Niaz FE, et al. Meningoencephalitis: an Atypical Presentation of Herpes Simplex Type 2 Central Nervous System Infection. Tenn Med. 1998;91(5):183-5. PubMed PMID: 9584606.
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