Clinical Neuropathology practice guide 4-2013: post-herpes simplex encephalitis: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies are part of the problem

@inproceedings{Hftberger2013ClinicalNP,
  title={Clinical Neuropathology practice guide 4-2013: post-herpes simplex encephalitis: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies are part of the problem },
  author={Romana H{\"o}ftberger and Tha{\'i}s Armangu{\'e} and Frank Leypoldt and Francesc Graus and Josep Dalmau},
  booktitle={Clinical neuropathology},
  year={2013}
}
Classic herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE) is an acute viral infection that usually follows a monophasic disease course; however some patients, mainly children, experience a relapse within weeks or months after the initial event. In a subset of these patients a viral reactivation is unlikely because the CSF PCR for HSV is negative, repeated MRI does not show new necrotic lesions, and the symptoms are refractory to antiviral therapy. These patients often develop choreoathetosis variably… CONTINUE READING

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