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Diagnosis and Treatment of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis in Adults

  • J. M. Boles
  • M. Carre
  • C. Chastel
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 167)

Abstract

Encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 is the most common sporadic form of fatal acute encephalitis in Western Europe and in the United States. The well known localizations of the disease predominantly involve the temporal and frontal lobes. The efficiency of a specific antiviral chemotherapy has been clearly proven, especially when introduced early in the course of the illness; thus a prompt diagnosis is mandatory [1].

Keywords

Herpes Simplex Virus Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Diagnosis Procedure Herpes Encephalitis Cranial Tomography 
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  • J. M. Boles
  • M. Carre
  • C. Chastel

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