Relapsing Herpes simplex virus encephalitis despite high-dose acyclovir therapy: a case report


Devrim I., Tezer H., Haliloglu G., KARA A., Secmeer G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.4, pp.380-382, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-382

Abstract

Central nervous system infection of Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common etiologic agent of the non-epidemic fatal form of encephalitis. Relapse of HSV encephalitis is rare in childhood. in this report, we present our experience in a 36-month-old child with relapse of HSV encephalitis after 14-day acyclovir therapy.