Recovery from herpes simplex encephalitis: selective impairment of specific semantic categories with neuroradiological correlation.

@article{Pietrini1988RecoveryFH,
  title={Recovery from herpes simplex encephalitis: selective impairment of specific semantic categories with neuroradiological correlation.},
  author={Vladimiro Pietrini and P Nertempi and Alberto Vaglia and Maria Grazia Revello and Vittore Pinna and F Ferro-Milone},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={1284-93}
}
The clinical, neuropsychological and neuroradiological features of two patients affected by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) encephalitis are described. An experimental study for the assessment of naming, recognition and description displayed in one patient a persistent significant impairment in naming living things. The other patient showed a failing "semantic memory" for the same categories, although a significant impairment emerged only for plants. In both patients, the late… CONTINUE READING