herpes encephalitis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herpes encephalitis - common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1herpes encephalitis - common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
References in periodicals archive ?
Although a diagnosis of herpes encephalitis may be confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a comprehensive evaluation, including clinical findings, imaging, electroencephalography, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) results, should be performed to reach a possible diagnosis of PCR-negative viral encephalitis or another alternative diagnosis in cases with HSE-resembling encephalitis.
Bilateral ballism after herpes encephalitis with thalamic lesion.
Features were suggestive of Herpes encephalitis (Figure 2).
In Chile (8), a series of 15 cases of herpes encephalitis described the main clinical features of the disease.
Previously reported cases have demonstrated the ability of Gliomatosis Cerebri to mimic infective lesions such as acute diffuse encephalomyelitis, tuberculosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and herpes encephalitis.
Initial treatment included broad-spectrum antibiotics for presumed sepsis and acyclovir for suspected herpes encephalitis.
Fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), MRI of herpes encephalitis.
A neuropsychiatry assessment confirmed that this lady had acquired brain injury following Herpes encephalitis.
Three years ago, Robert Nealy, a 55-year-old factory manager from Merseyside, developed herpes encephalitis.