herpes simplex encephalitis

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A condition caused by herpes simplex virus 1 in people with severely compromised immune systems, usually from AIDS or intensive chemotherapy for cancer. It is characterized by variable lesions in the temporal lobes, parietal lobes, and orbitofrontal cortex, leading to anterograde amnesia and retrograde amnesia but without loss of short-term memory, sometimes producing signs and symptoms resembling those of Klüver-Bucy syndrome. HSE abbrev.

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