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Herpes simplex virus-1 as a rare etiology of isolated acute cerebellitis: case report and literature review

  • Cem PaketciEmail author
  • Pinar Edem
  • Canan Okumus
  • Fatma Ceren Sarioglu
  • Erhan Bayram
  • Semra Hiz
  • Uluç Yis
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Abstract

Acute cerebellitis is one of the most common cerebellar disorders and occurs due to para-infectious, post-infectious, or post-vaccination cerebellar inflammation. Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is known as a common infectious cause of sporadic encephalitis. Cerebellar involvement of HSV-1 is rare and almost always associated with meningoencephalitis. To date, HSV-1 has been identified as the cause of acute isolated cerebellitis in only two patients. Here we report another case of isolated acute cerebellitis caused by HSV-1 in a 20-month-old boy.

Keywords

Cerebellar ataxia Cerebellitis Encephalitis Herpes simplex virus 1, human 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of PediatricsDokuz Eylül University Faculty of MedicineİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Department of PediatricsDokuz Eylül University Faculty of MedicineİzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of RadiologyDokuz Eylül University Faculty of MedicineİzmirTurkey

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