Brief report: autism and herpes simplex encephalitis.

  title={Brief report: autism and herpes simplex encephalitis.},
  author={Mohammad Ghaziuddin and Luke Y Tsai and L Eilers and Neera Ghaziuddin},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={22 1},
It is now generally accepted that autism is a behavioral syndrome with an underlying organic pathology. It can be associated with a variety of disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as encephalitis. DeLong, Bean, and Brown (1981) described three children, ages between 5 and 11 years, who developed acute encephalitic illness accompanied by autistic features that resolved after clinical recovery. One of the patients had high serum herpes simplex titers, and a computerized tomography… CONTINUE READING


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