DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HERPES SIMPLEX ENCEPHALITISl

@inproceedings{Whitley1981DIAGNOSISAT,
  title={DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HERPES SIMPLEX ENCEPHALITISl},
  author={R. W. Whitley},
  year={1981}
}
Herpes simplex virus infections of man have been recognized since ancient Greek times; however, encephalitis caused by this virus was only first described in the early 1940s by Smith, who isolated this pathogen from infected brain tissue (1). Subsequently, herpes simplex virus infections ofthe central nervous system have been considered the most common cause of sporadic fatal encephalitis (2, 3). Over the past four decades numerous case reports of herpes simplex encephalitis have appeared in… CONTINUE READING