Herpes simplex encephalitis treated with acyclovir: diagnosis and long term outcome.

@article{Mcgrath1997HerpesSE,
  title={Herpes simplex encephalitis treated with acyclovir: diagnosis and long term outcome.},
  author={Nicole Mcgrath and Neil E. Anderson and Margaret C. Croxson and Kathy Fox Powell},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={
          321-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The frequency and characteristics of the long term sequelae of herpes simplex encephalitis were assessed after treatment with acyclovir. METHODS Patients were included if they were treated with acyclovir and the diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis was confirmed by culture of herpes simplex virus (HSV) from the brain, an increase in the CSF HSV antibody titre, or detection of HSV deoxyribonucleic acid in the CSF. Each patient's medical records were reviewed and surviving… CONTINUE READING

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