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What kind of an infection is herpes simplex encephalitis?

What kind of an infection is herpes simplex encephalitis?

Serious: Life threatening infection often focalized over the limbic and temporal cortices, associated often with coma and seizures, with risk of fatality if not treated aggressively.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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Can you tell me about victims of hse (herpes simplex encephalitis)?

Can you tell me about victims of hse (herpes simplex encephalitis)?

Symptoms: Symptoms of herpes simplex encephalitis include: fever, headache, confusion, trouble speaking or swallowing, problems with gait, weakness to one side of the body or both, and possible seizures. It is a very serious condition and can be deadly.

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My mother had herpes simplex encephalitis and 21 days zovirax (acyclovir) antiviral is given. PCR result came negative for herpes, fever is continuous coming ?

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 other measures. Did she get an EEG and if so what did it show? Needs to be worked up for the fever. Perhaps herpes Symplex encephalitis is not the correct diagnosis? Wanna talk 1-1?www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Key Code: PDXFNR.

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I am infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i eat?

I am infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i eat?

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 nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages.

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I'm currently infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i take, what should I do?

I'm currently infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i take, what should I do?

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 be considered if you have frequent outbreaks or a sex partner who has a negative antibody.

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Question about herpes simplex virus 2. Is that the good kind?

Question about herpes simplex virus 2. Is that the good kind?

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 just causes cold sores.

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What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores: Hsv ! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips.

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

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 in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous hs1 infection.

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Do you know are canker sores related to herpes simplex type 1?

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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Please help! what happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Please help! what happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Seek help: Herpes simplex infections of the eye can be very serious, causing anything from irritation to blindness. It requires the special care and attention of an ophthalmologist.

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Supposing I have herpes simplex type i in my bloodstream, will my wife still get cold sores from oral sex?

Supposing I have herpes simplex type i in my bloodstream, will my wife still get cold sores from oral sex?

Herpes is found in..: The skin and the innervating nerves where it lives. If you have genital herpes-yes. But she may have gotten or get herpes 1 from kissing! talk with your doctor!

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Need docs answers! what food should you take if you have herpes simplex type II igg?

Sensible diet: Nobody really knows whether everybody who has these antibodies on board is really harboring the herpes simplex ii / genital herpes virus. The real question is whether you have outbreaks -- if you do, you would probably realize it. Despite the "pop" / entertainment internet sites about magic foods, diet is not the key to managing these; your physician can help you here.

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Can I use more than one anti-viral for herpes simplex type 2 at te same time? How this can affect my health?

Poly-antiviral tx?: Most cases of hsv will resolve on their own but will resolve more quickly w/antiviral therapy. Abreva otc may work altho we see frequent rapid relapse. Almost all hsv is susceptible to Acyclovir (& its family of agents). Using these 2 together is probably ok. Using 2 Acyclovir derivatives together will just cost you $$$. There currently no other oral agents/effective topical agents..Coming soon.

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I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak ?Example like taking her food with my spoon?

I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak ?Example like taking her food with my spoon?

Low risk: While possible, the risk is low. Some people do shed a low level of herpes virus when when there are no lesions. Risk of transmission can be lowered if she takes lysine 100mg daily. She may also take Acyclovir which is a prescription anti-viral that reduces shedding. But also you may already have been exposed to the virus. At least 50% of people have by the time they are 20. Most don't realize it.

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genital tract during the birth process) have been caused by HSV type i.

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Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Herpetic lesions: Canker sores of herpetic origin can be treated palliatively to give relief from the soreness. Abreva is an over-the counter topical gel/medication that you can purchase at your pharmacy that will reduce the length of time that the lesion is active. Your dentist or physician can also prescribe an anti-viral drug (ie. Acyclovir) that can also reduce the length of time and/or onset of appearance.

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I have herpes simplex type 1 ( cold sores ) not responding to Acyclovir is there an alternative ?

I have herpes simplex type 1 ( cold sores ) not responding to Acyclovir is there an alternative ?

See a dermatologist: Acyclovir is effective orally, not topically. Must be used at prodrome or daily to be effective. Your dose may be too small. Valacyclovir is much more effective, used at 2 gram dose at prodrome: as soon as you feel the first tingling. Repeat once in 12 hours. Chapstick with sunscreen helps reduce frequency. Lysine is useless. Topicals do very little.

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more