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Clinical Reviews

Fever and functional impotence in a five-month-old infant: when things are not what they seem

Authors:

Magariño Noguera Pa, Guillén Martín Sb, Unzueta-Roch JLc, Serrano González Ad

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Getafe, Madrid. España.
bHospital Universitario de Getafe. Getafe, Madrid. España.
cHospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
dHospital Universitario Infantil Niño Jesús. Madrid, España.

Correspondence: P Magariño. Email: paulamagarino@gmail.com

Reference of this article.:

Magariño Noguera P, Guillén Martín S, Unzueta-Roch JL, Serrano González A. Fiebre e impotencia funcional en lactante de cinco meses: cuando las cosas no son lo que parecen. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e201-e203.

Published in Internet: 13/07/2015

Abstract:

A five-month-old infant brought to the Emergency Room due to fever and functional impotence of the left arm. After various additional tests, the infant is diagnosed with herpes simplex encephalitis. The article reviews recent developments regarding herpes simplex encephalitis treatment, the need for prophylaxis and the infant´s immunodeficiency.

Keywords: Prevention and control. Immunologic deficiency syndromes. Acyclovir. Infant. Herpes simplex virus. Encephalitis.


 


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