Journal Article

Postoperative Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis after Neurosurgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sorin Aldea, Luc-Marie Joly, Thomas Roujeau, Anne-Marie Oswald and Bertrand Devaux

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 7, pages e96-e99
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/368090
Postoperative Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis after Neurosurgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Herpes simplex virus encephalitis is an unusual diagnosis for postoperative sepsis that occurs after a neurosurgical procedure. We describe a patient for whom early diagnosis and aggressive medical and surgical treatment resulted in a good outcome.

Journal Article.  2048 words.  Illustrated.

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

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