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Herpes simplex encephalitis

Herpes simplex encephalitis: Introduction

Herpes simplex encephalitis: A form of encephalitis caused by the herpes simplex virus and characterized by fever, headache and neurological symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Herpes simplex encephalitis is available below.

Symptoms of Herpes simplex encephalitis

Treatments for Herpes simplex encephalitis

  • This serious illness requires intensive inpatient hospital care. Treatment includes:
  • Antiviral therapy - intravenous acyclovir is the agent of choice
  • Supportive care - intravenous fluids and nutrition, management of cerebral oedema
  • Treatment of seizures
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Herpes simplex encephalitis?

Herpes simplex encephalitis: Related Patient Stories

Herpes simplex encephalitis: Deaths

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Herpes simplex encephalitis: Complications

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Causes of Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Disease Topics Related To Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Herpes simplex encephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Herpes simplex encephalitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Herpes simplex encephalitis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Herpes simplex encephalitis: Animations

Research about Herpes simplex encephalitis

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Clinical Trials for Herpes simplex encephalitis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Herpes simplex encephalitis

Herpes simplex encephalitis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Herpes simplex encephalitis:

Common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Herpes simplex encephalitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Herpes simplex encephalitis, or a subtype of Herpes simplex encephalitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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