Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Herpes. The herpes simplex virus has been implicated in one of the causes of encephalitis, which is often a fatal disease. It can cause tissue necrosis of the brain, particularly at the temporal lobes. It is suspected though, that the injury to the brain tissue may actually be immune mediated (meaning the body's immune system actually causes this).

Related Questions

I have the herpes simplex virus on my whole lip and its swollen with puss. It hurts to drink and eat. When will it heal?

Swollen with Pus? Herpes does not usually swell and it definitely does not have pus. This sounds like an infection. And with the staph epidemic i would recommend you getting in to be seen urgently. There is a secondary skin infection that is also common known as impetigo. Please get seen today or tomorrow. Read more...

Could you tell me about herpes simplex virus 1?

This is a bit vague. Herpes simplex 1: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310. Read more...

Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

In general. In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). Read more...

How do I know if I have herpes simplex virus?

Testing. A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. Read more...