Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis mimicking clinical and electroencephalographic characteristics of Herpes simplex encephalitis

Zoltan Chadaide, Erika Voros, Szatmar Horvath

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A rare case of EBV encephalitis initially diagnosed as Herpes simplex infection is presented to high-light the importance of EBV specific intrathecal ELISA and liquor PCR based differential diagnosis when Herpes simplex encephalitis specific clinical symptoms, neuroimaging signs and electroencephalographic features are present. The case report also suggests that acyclovir treatment might be beneficial for the long term outcome in adult EBV encephalitis patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1930-1932
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008



  • Acyclovir
  • Epilepsy
  • Epstein-Barr
  • PLED
  • Psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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