Case report

Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients

Christina F. Yen, Madhukar S. Patel, Peiguo Chu, Yun Yen, Weber Chen

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Abstract

The manifestation of herpes simplex encephalitis in patients can often be interpreted as a possible brain tumor. In order to make a definite diagnosis, subsequent invasive testing is frequently required. In addition to other routine diagnostic measures, particular symptoms, especially those indicating that a patient is immunocompromised, should be considered as possible evidence indicating presence of this central nervous system (CNS) viral infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalBioScience Trends
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
Immunocompromised Host
Neurology
Brain Neoplasms
Tumors
Brain
diagnostic
brain
cancer
Testing
evidence
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Encephalitis
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Immunocompromised
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Yen, C. F., Patel, M. S., Chu, P., Yen, Y., & Chen, W. (2009). Case report: Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients. BioScience Trends, 3(1), 38-40.

Case report : Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients. / Yen, Christina F.; Patel, Madhukar S.; Chu, Peiguo; Yen, Yun; Chen, Weber.

In: BioScience Trends, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.12.2009, p. 38-40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yen, CF, Patel, MS, Chu, P, Yen, Y & Chen, W 2009, 'Case report: Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients', BioScience Trends, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 38-40.
Yen CF, Patel MS, Chu P, Yen Y, Chen W. Case report: Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients. BioScience Trends. 2009 Dec 1;3(1):38-40.
Yen, Christina F. ; Patel, Madhukar S. ; Chu, Peiguo ; Yen, Yun ; Chen, Weber. / Case report : Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients. In: BioScience Trends. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 38-40.
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