Can herpes simplex virus encephalitis cause aphasia?

@article{Naud2003CanHS,
  title={Can herpes simplex virus encephalitis cause aphasia?},
  author={H. Naud{\'e} and E. Pretorius},
  journal={Early Child Development and Care},
  year={2003},
  volume={173},
  pages={669 - 679}
}
  • H. Naudé, E. Pretorius
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Early Child Development and Care
  • Aphasia implies the loss or impairment of language caused by brain damage. The key to understanding the nature of aphasic symptoms is the neuro‐anatomical site of brain damage, and not the causative agent. However, because Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis infection usually affects the frontal and temporal lobes, subcortical structures and hippocampal tissue, the link between aphasia and HSV encephalitis is investigated in this article, based on the neuro‐anatomical site of brain damage… CONTINUE READING
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