Extra temporal involvement in herpes simplex encephalitis.

  title={Extra temporal involvement in herpes simplex encephalitis.},
  author={Muhammad Wasay and Sabeen Fatima Mekan and Bhojo Khelaeni and Zarrish Saeed and Amna El Hassan and Zahid Cheema and Rohit Bakshi},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  volume={12 6},
Temporal lobe abnormalities on brain imaging have been described as strong evidence for herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) in appropriate clinical settings. Extra temporal abnormalities are less well described in these patients. We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients of HSE and found extra temporal involvement in 11 (55%) patients. Three patients (15 %) had pure extra temporal abnormalities. Twelve patients (60%) had temporal lobe involvement, four patients (20%) had pure temporal lobe… CONTINUE READING

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