Pitfalls in the management of herpes simplex virus encephalitis.
BMJ Case Rep. 2012;2012
Authors: Ibitoye RT, Sarkar P, Rajbhandari S
We report a case of Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis (HSVE) with a fatal outcome of a patient in his 70s presenting to a local teaching hospital with fever and confusion. We highlight pertinent issues regarding diagnosis, investigation and management, and consider ways of improving clinical outcomes. Finally, we discuss the differential diagnoses of acute encephalitis and review the management of HSVE.
PMID: 23076702 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]