Bryndís Sigurðardóttir

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Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a serious disease with 10-20% mortality and high rate of neuropsychiatric sequelae. This study is a long-term, nationwide study in a single country, Iceland. Clinical data were obtained from patient records and from DNA PCR and antibody assays of CSF. Diagnosis of HSE was classified as definite, possible or rejected(More)
One of the more common reasons patients seek medical advice after traveling in tropical countries are skin eruptions. Here we describe two cases of individuals who, after traveling to south east Asia, developed a skin eruption later diagnosed as cutaneous larva migrans. This particular skin condition is common among travelers to countries where the hookworm(More)
INTRODUCTION Bacterial meningitis is a serious disease with a mortality rate of 15-20% in adults. We conducted a population-based study of bacterial meningitis in adults (≥ 16 y) in Iceland, 1995-2010. METHODS Cases were identified based on positive bacterial cultures from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and/or the ICD codes for bacterial meningitis. Medical(More)
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