J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1996 Jul;25(7):1523-1530.

A Case of Herpes Simplex Virus Induced Focal Brainstem Encephalitis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

Focal brainstem encephalitis due to Herpes simplex virus if a very rare infectious disease, occurs with a frequent of 1-2 million population per year. A 3 years old girl is described with infection due to Herpes simplex virus causing brainstem encephalitis. The diagnosis was established by enzyme immunosorbent assays of the cerebrospinal fluid and serum which demonstrated antibody responsed to Herpes simplex virus. The clinicopathological features, radiological findings, laboratories and brainstem biopsies are discussed in the context of the literature.

Keyword

Brainstem encephalitis; Herpes simplex virus; Enzyme imunosorbent assay; Brainstem biopsy

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Brain Stem*
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Child, Preschool
Communicable Diseases
Diagnosis
Encephalitis*
Female
Herpes Simplex*
Humans
Simplexvirus*
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