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

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