Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex


Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis, Herpetic

Encephalitides, Herpes Simplex

Encephalitides, Herpetic

Encephalitis, Herpes

Encephalitis, Herpetic

Herpes Encephalitis

Herpes Simplex Encephalitides

Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

Herpes Simplex Meningoencephalitides

Herpes Simplex Meningoencephalitis

Herpetic Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis

Herpetic Encephalitides

Herpetic Encephalitis

Herpetic Meningoencephalitides

Herpetic Meningoencephalitis

Meningoencephalitides, Herpes Simplex

Meningoencephalitides, Herpetic

Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Simplex

Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Simplex Virus

Meningoencephalitis, Herpetic

An acute (or rarely chronic) inflammatory process of the brain caused by SIMPLEXVIRUS infections which may be fatal. The majority of infections are caused by human herpesvirus 1 (HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN) and less often by human herpesvirus 2 (HERPESVIRUS 2, HUMAN). Clinical manifestations include FEVER; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; HALLUCINATIONS; behavioral alterations; APHASIA; hemiparesis; and COMA. Pathologically, the condition is marked by a hemorrhagic necrosis involving the medial and inferior TEMPORAL LOBE and orbital regions of the FRONTAL LOBE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp751-4)