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We describe here 3 patients with central nervous system infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2); one patient with brainstem encephalitis and two with recurrent transverse thoracic myelitis. A 24-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of consciousness disturbance, a stiff neck and various brainstem symptoms including a right one-and-a-half syndrome and right peripheral facial palsy a week after an episode of pharyngitis and right facial herpes simplex. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis has a predilection for the temporal and frontal lobes but occasionally affects the brainstem. We report a very rare case of a combined CMV- and HSV-1 isolated brainstem encephalitis restricted to medulla oblongata in a patient with advanced HIV disease. We report a patient with a relapsing form of acute brainstem encephalitis. Thirty-four brains with microglial nodular brain stem encephalitis were retrospectively investigated for herpes simplex virus (HSV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) by in situ hybridization (ISH) with biotinylated cDNA probes, and by immunocytochemistry with polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies on formalin fixed paraffin embedded serial tissue sections. We describe a 53-year-old man with herpes simplex virus (HSV) brainstem encephalitis diagnosed based by positive HSV immunoglobulin M antibodies from cerebrospinal fluid.

We report a case of herpetic brainstem encephalitis (HBE) retrospectively diagnosed in an adult patient. From the Departments of Neurology (Dr. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a rare, antecedent infectious agent in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). A 24-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of consciousness disturbance, a stiff neck and various brainstem symptoms including a right one-and-a-half syndrome and right peripheral facial palsy a week after an episode of pharyngitis and right facial herpes simplex. Abstract We report a case of herpetic brainstem encephalitis (HBE) retrospectively diagnosed in an adult patient. Thong-wearing is the 1 cause of Asscrackitis. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a rare, antecedent infectious agent in Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS).


Correspondence to: Herbert Budka, M.D., Neurological Institute, University of Vienna, Schwarzspanierstr. HSV-2 DNA was demonstrated in the CSF by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification. We describe here 3 patients with central nervous system infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2); one patient with brainstem encephalitis and two with recurrent transverse thoracic myelitis. BBE, MFS and GBS are considered to form a continuous clinical spectrum with variable central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) involvement. Author(s) : FENTON, T. This one- to two-year fellowship emphasizes male fertility, microsurgery, endocrinology and genetics. From the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada.

Many people know that it is not a death sentence, but you would believe that they were going to expire by the way they will react. Increased monoamine metabolism in experimental herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is well established. A flaccid tetraparesis in Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is presumed to be a sign of overlapping Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). A 49-year old female complaining of severe vertigo gait disturbance and headache was admitted to the hospital.A physical examination revealed auricular herpetic vesicles, sensitivity to pain and temperature, horizontal nystagmus and upward vertical nystagmus. We report a patient with a relapsing form of acute brainstem encephalitis. OBSERVATION Atypical Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Kon Chu, MD; Dong-Wha Kang, MD, PhD; Jung-Ju Lee, MD; Byung-Woo Yoon, MD, PhD Background: Herpes simplex encephalitis is one of the most common and serious sporadic encephalitides of immunocompetent adults. Brain stem encephalitis caused by primary herpes simplex 2 infection in a young woman.

We report on one patient with Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis (BBE) and associated flaccid weakness. Abstract : This is a report of a case in a girl aged 20 months which presented some unusual features, in particular the degree of recovery from an apparently hopeless situation-minimal respiratory effort and an almost flat electroencephalogram (EEG). In the largest study of HSE to date, HSV-1 or HSV-2 DNA was detected by a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay in 82 and 6 of 93 patients, respectively, with the assay showing a 95 sensitivity. Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis is characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbance of consciousness. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. OBSERVATION Atypical Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Kon Chu, MD; Dong-Wha Kang, MD, PhD; Jung-Ju Lee, MD; Byung-Woo Yoon, MD, PhD Background: Herpes simplex encephalitis is one of the most common and serious sporadic encephalitides of immunocompetent adults. Central neurogenic hyperventilation (CNH) was defined by Plum and Swanson in 1959 as a syndrome of decreased PaCO2, raised PaO2 and respiratory alkalosis, in the absence of radiographic evidence of pulmonary congestion or inflammation.1 A 72-year-old man was increasingly dyspnoeic for the past 6 months before local hospitalisation.

The nosological position of Bickerstaff’s brain stem encephalitis (BBE) has yet to be established, and its etiology is not clear. Skip to the navigationSynonymsHerpes Encephalitis Herpetic Brainstem Encephalitis Herpetic Meningoencephalitis HSE Disorder SubdivisionsGeneral Discussion Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).