[A 53-year-old man with herpes encephalitis showing acceleration of improvement in higher brain function after general anesthesia with sevoflurane: a case report].

@article{Togashi2014A5M,
  title={[A 53-year-old man with herpes encephalitis showing acceleration of improvement in higher brain function after general anesthesia with sevoflurane: a case report].},
  author={Naohiko Togashi and Kenichi Kaida and Yu Hongo and Go Ogawa and Yukinobu Ishikawa and Katsuhiko Takeda and Keiko Kamakura},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={
          743-6
        }
}
We experienced a right-handed 53-year-old man who presented with disturbance of consciousness and fever. Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) was diagnosed based on the detection of herpes simplex virus DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid. The administration of acyclovir for 42 days improved his consciousness level. Drowsiness, fever and seizures reappeared 20 days after stopping acyclovir treatment (day 67) and he responded well to vidarabine and methylprednisolone pulse therapy. An assessment of… CONTINUE READING