Early intracerebral hemorrhage as an atypical presentation of herpes simplex-1 virus encephalitis

Authors

  • Carlos A. Cueto-Fuentes Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico Pediatra, Médico Auditor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.371.4384

Keywords:

Herpes Simplex virus, type 1, encephalitis, early intracerebral hemorrhage

Abstract

Herpes simplex encephalitis is the most common cause of sporadic lethal encephalitis in the world. Intracerebral hemorrhage is an uncommon complication. The case of a 3-year-old preschooler who was admitted with acute encephalitis clinical picture is described. The patient presents findings of early intracerebral hemorrhage in the occipital region and a positive cerebrospinal fluid study for herpes virus type 1, which is treated with acyclovir; however, it presents a torpid evolution, increased intracerebral hemorrhages and fatal outcome.

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Author Biography

  • Carlos A. Cueto-Fuentes, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico Pediatra, Médico Auditor

    Médico Pediatra, Asistente del Servicio de Medicina “A”, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú.

    Docente, Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú

Published

2020-03-23

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Section

Case Report

How to Cite

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Cueto-Fuentes CA. Early intracerebral hemorrhage as an atypical presentation of herpes simplex-1 virus encephalitis. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 May 25];37(1):155-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4384

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