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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is known to establish latency in human trigeminal ganglia. It has been speculated that the virus might also be present in latent fashion in normal human brain, where it might be responsible for conditions such as herpes simplex encephalitis, and less plausibly as a cause for multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer's disease. To test the(More)
Twenty-three strains of herpes simplex virus type 1 were compared for their pathogenicity in 4-week-old BALB/c mice after peripheral (footpad) or intracerebral inoculation. Among those strains examined were (i) six clinical isolates of brain or cerebrospinal fluid origin, (ii) seven clinical isolates of oral or genital origin, (iii) five prototype(More)
Scrapie is considered a prototype of the spongiform encephalopathies. This group of diseases is characterized by a prolonged incubation period, without symptoms, followed by an insidious onset of clinical disease leading to death. Attention has mainly been focused on central nervous system pathology, and reports of pathology in the retina have been limited.(More)
Mice with experimental Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) develop a progressive retinal degeneration after a prolonged incubation period. Sections of the eyes stained with hematoxylin and eosin revealed pathologic changes in the optic nerve and a marked degeneration of photoreceptor cell inner and outer segment areas. Both peripheral and central retina,(More)
The effects of methylprednisolone sodium succinate and cytarabine have been examined in an experimental herpes simplex virus-induced encephalitis in rabbits. In this model herpes simplex virus (HSV) is normally cleared from the brains of untreated animals. Infected animals treated with large doses of methylprednisolone showed a slight delay in the rate of(More)
Four days after inoculation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) on the rabbit cornea, distinctive and reproducible lesions appear in the trigeminal root entry zone. These viral lesions, situated in the central nervous system (CNS) portion of the root, consist of severe myelin destruction accompanied by mononuclear cell infiltration and partial sparing of axons.(More)
Between 1985 and 1990, there were 275 orthotopic cardiac transplantations performed on 263 patients. To determine the frequency and define the clinical spectrum of cerebrovascular disease among these patients, we followed them over an average period of 18.5 months (range, 1 to 59 months). Cerebrovascular disorders developed in 24 of 263 patients. We(More)