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Definition

A rare, often fatal complication of herpes simplex infection, caused by virus spreading in the central nervous system. Disease manifestations include low-grade fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and lethargy. Neurological features include confusion, acute memory disturbances, disorientation, behavioral changes, hemiparesis and seizures.

Acronym

IIAE8

Synonyms

Herpes simplex encephalitis 6

 
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