BioScience Trends. 2009;3(1):38-40.
Case report: Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients.
Yen CF, Patel MS, Chu P, Yen Y, Chen W
The manifestation of herpes simplex encephalitis in patients can often be interpreted as a possible brain tumor. In order to make a definite diagnosis, subsequent invasive testing is frequently required. In addition to other routine diagnostic measures, particular symptoms, especially those indicating that a patient is immunocompromised, should be considered as possible evidence indicating presence of this central nervous system (CNS) viral infection.
KEYWORDS: Herpes simplex virus, Encephalitis, Brain tumor, Immunocompromised, MRI