Herpes simplex type-2 encephalitis masked by diabetic ketoacidosis


Aydin Y., Ustun I., Erol K., Ozkaya E., Gul K., Berker D., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.97, no.5, pp.722-724, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.722-724

Abstract

Diabetic ketoaciclosis is a life-threatening acute complication of type-1 diabetes mellitus. Infection is the most common precipitating factor for diabetic ketoaciclosis and is responsible for more than 50% of the cases. Here, we present a case study of a young man with herpes simplex virus type-2 encephalitis masked by diabetic ketoaciclosis. We aim to orient clinicians towards being vigilant against such clinical scenarios.