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Multiphasic encephalomyelitis in a patient with recurrent herpes simplex type 2 meningitis.

Journal article
Authors Staffan Görander
Oluf Andersen
Birgitta Leiram
Christer Franzén
Tomas Bergström
Published in Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Volume 38
Issue 10
Pages 942-5
ISSN 0036-5548
Publication year 2006
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Medicine
Institute of Clinical Sciences
Pages 942-5
Language en
Keywords Adrenal Cortex Hormones, therapeutic use, Antiviral Agents, therapeutic use, Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex, drug therapy, pathology, virology, Fatal Outcome, Herpesvirus 2, Human, isolation & purification, Humans, Male, Meningitis, Viral, drug therapy, virology, Middle Aged, Recurrence
Subject categories Medical and Health Sciences


We here describe a patient with a history of recurrent HSV-2 meningitis who had been free from symptoms for almost 20 y when he developed an acute encephalomyelitis. The clinical course laboratory and radiological findings support an acute multiphasic disseminated encephalomyelitis induced by a recurrent HSV-2 infection.

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