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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 ?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Not herpes

If the pcr was negative how was the diagnosis of herpes encephalitis made? Likely another source of viral encephalitis

In brief: Not herpes

If the pcr was negative how was the diagnosis of herpes encephalitis made? Likely another source of viral encephalitis
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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