Nosocomial herpes encephalitis: Rare but treatable with early MR Diagnosis

Purvi Doshi, M. J. Donovan Post, G. Saigal, A. Podda, R. Quencer

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Abstract

Nosocomial/hospital acquired herpes encephalitis is rare and is usually undiagnosed in its early phase because of the non-specific clinical picture and low level of clinical and neuroimaging suspicion. There is a paucity of data in radiology literature for this entity, specifically in the settings of surgery and trauma. We describe two cases of nosocomial herpes simplex encephalitis to demonstrate the imaging clues that might lead to an early diagnosis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Herpes encephalitis
  • Nosocomial herpes encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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