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Clinical Reviews

Importance of early diagnosis and treatment of herpetic encephalitis

Authors:

Gutiérrez Sánchez AMa, López Rojo Mb, Marín Andrés Mc, Guerrero Laleona Cd, Bustillo Alonso Me

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza, España.
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza, España.
cMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza, España.
dServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza, España.
eUnidad de Infectología Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza, España.

Correspondence: AM Gutiérrez. Email: amgsjm@gmail.com

Reference of this article.:

Gutiérrez Sánchez AM, López Rojo M, Marín Andrés M, Guerrero Laleona C, Bustillo Alonso M. Importancia del diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz de la encefalitis herpética. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e133-e138.

Published in Internet: 17/09/2020

Abstract:

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes acute necrotizing encephalitis, typically affecting the temporal lobe. The existence of a specific antiviral drug as well as the use of adjuvant medication such as corticotherapy, have improved the prognosis of severe infections. The delay in the start of treatment with acyclovir is a factor clearly related to poor evolution, as well as short treatment guidelines that have been associated with an increased risk of recurrence.

Keywords: Herpes simplex virus. Encephalitis. Acyclovir.


 


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