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kind herpes simplex encephalitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Viral infection: Herpes encephalitis is a viral infection ususally due to herpes simplex type 1. The infection affects the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain, are ... Read More
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Brain: Herpes simplex is a family of viruses that commonly infect the mouth and genital areas but also can infect other areas of skin. Occasionally, mostly i ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Serious: Life threatening infection often focalized over the limbic and temporal cortices, associated often with coma and seizures, with risk of fatality if no ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: Symptoms of herpes simplex encephalitis include: fever, headache, confusion, trouble speaking or swallowing, problems with gait, weakness to one side ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
PCR for Herpes?: A negative PCR for herpes would be unusual in a person who is suffering from Herpes Simplex encephalitis that was clinically evident by MRI scan and o ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not herpes: If the pcr was negative how was the diagnosis of herpes encephalitis made? Likely another source of viral encephalitis
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Meningoencephalitis, inflammation of brain and its coverings, is one of three forms of herpes infection in newborns which often result in poor neurolo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This should not: Cause dietary prohibitions. However - in general, eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutriti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment: What you eat won't make a difference. You can take anti-herpes medication like valacyclovir when you have outbreaks. Taking meds on a daily basis can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Worse than HSV-2: There's no "good kind" of herpes, but hsv-2 is worse than hiv-1. It's sexually transmitted and causes recurrent genital herpes, whereas hsv-1 usually ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cold sores: Hsv ! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not related: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus. Canker sore cause is not well understood, but not beleived to be viral in origin.

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