Herpes simplex encephalitis in Sweden, 1990-2001: incidence, morbidity, and mortality.

BACKGROUND Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a devastating disease. METHODS In Sweden, a nationwide retrospective study of the incidence, morbidity, and mortality associated with HSE during the 12-year period 1990-2001 was conducted. The national inpatient register data were used, and diagnostic data from the virus laboratories were validated… CONTINUE READING