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Herpes Ensefalitis: Case Report

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Author(s): Çalıkoğlu Ç et al.

Journal: Konuralp Tip Dergisi
ISSN 1309-3878

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 32;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Herpes simplex virus | encephalitis | acyclovir

ABSTRACT
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common cause of acute sporadic viral encephalitides. The mortality rate is over 70% without treatment. Demonstration of HSV-DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most sensitive microbiologic method for the diagnosis. In this report, we present a case of herpes simplex encephalitis, who admitted to our department with fever and seizure. We demonstrated HSV-DNA by PCR and BBT findings supported the diagnosis of HSV encephalitis.
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