Successful outcome of Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis managed with bilateral craniectomy, corticosteroids and aciclovir.

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We present a 19-year-old woman with severe encephalitis and raised intracranial pressure requiring decompressive craniectomy. Her clinical features were consistent with encephalitis in the context of acute primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (infectious mononucleosis). Serology, bone marrow aspirate and PCR of blood and cerebrospinal fluid confirmed… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2012-000234

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@article{Hayton2012SuccessfulOO, title={Successful outcome of Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis managed with bilateral craniectomy, corticosteroids and aciclovir.}, author={Emma Hayton and Benjamin R. Wakerley and Ian C. J. W. Bowler and Marko D Bogdanovic and Jane Elizabeth Adcock}, journal={Practical neurology}, year={2012}, volume={12 4}, pages={234-7} }