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Acute Cerebellitis Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

Maria Ciardi, Giovanna Giacchetti, Cesare Giovanni Fedele, Antonio Tenorio, Antonella Brandi, Raffaella Libertone, Camilla Ajassa, Leonardo Borgese and Salvatore Delia

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 3, pages e50-e54
Published in print February 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/345781
Acute Cerebellitis Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

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Cerebellar disorders due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection are rare and always associated with herpes simplex encephalitis. We report 2 cases of severe primary acute cerebellitis caused by HSV type 1 that were identified by nested polymerase chain reaction performed on cerebrospinal fluid samples.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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