Case report: Herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients

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

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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • 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.