Clinical and imaging findings suggesting human herpesvirus 6 encephalitis.

  title={Clinical and imaging findings suggesting human herpesvirus 6 encephalitis.},
  author={James M. Provenzale and Kevan Van Landingham and Leonard E. White},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={42 1},
We sought to distinguish patients testing positive for human herpesvirus 6 from those testing negative, based on clinical features and magnetic resonance images. Sixteen immunosuppresed patients were tested by polymerase chain reaction for human herpes virus 6 DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (nine positive results). Medical records were examined for agitation, altered mental status, hallucinations, insomnia, memory loss, and seizures. Patients were sorted by viral status. Clinical features were… CONTINUE READING
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