Herpes simplex encephalitis

Common Name(s)

Herpes simplex encephalitis

Herpes simplex is a viral infection of two types, herpes simplex 1 (HS1) and 2 (HS2). HS1 is received through contact with oral secretions (saliva) or skin sores containing the virus. This can be done through kissing and sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an individual who has HS1. HS1 causes sores around the mouth and lips. HS2 is received through sexual contact with an individual infected with HS2. HS2 may also be transmitted to a newborn baby during childbirth if the mother is infected with the virus. HS2 can cause genital warts in men and women. Although symptoms can be treated for with medication, there is no cure for herpes. The virus can become dormant in its host for different amounts of time causing outbreaks of symptoms triggered by stress, trauma to the affected area, illness, fatigue, weakening of the immune system.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Herpes simplex encephalitis" for support, advocacy or research.

Encephalitis Global Inc.

Encephalitis Global (E Global) is a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world. E Global strives to raise awareness, aiming to promote swift diagnosis, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and to prevent untimely death.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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ProjectAccept.org

To gather together all individuals and groups affected by HSV(herpes) & HPV into one social movement; to organize and empower the community in order to fund ProjectAccept.org which will combat HSV & HPV on the following fronts: Awareness: To raise public awareness of both the present and the potential impact of viruses on the uninfected and their loved ones Acceptance: To combat the stigma surrounding HSV & HPV; to make life for the affected easier, while fighting the spread of the viruses through more open communication Virus Research: To combat the disease(s) medically

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Herpes simplex encephalitis" for support, advocacy or research.

Encephalitis Global Inc.

Encephalitis Global (E Global) is a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world. E Global strives to raise awareness, aiming to promote swift diagnosis, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and to prevent untimely death.

http://www.encephalitisglobal.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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ProjectAccept.org

To gather together all individuals and groups affected by HSV(herpes) & HPV into one social movement; to organize and empower the community in order to fund ProjectAccept.org which will combat HSV & HPV on the following fronts: Awareness: To raise public awareness of both the present and the potential impact of viruses on the uninfected and their loved ones Acceptance: To combat the stigma surrounding HSV & HPV; to make life for the affected easier, while fighting the spread of the viruses through more open communication Virus Research: To combat the disease(s) medically

http://www.projectaccept.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Herpes simplex encephalitis" returned 167 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lingual epilepsia partialis continua as the presenting manifestation of herpes simplex encephalitis: uncommon presentation of a common disease.
 

Author(s): Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Tiruppur Chinnappan Ramalingam Ramakrishnan

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(4):439-41.

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

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Reply to "Absence of pleocytosis alone is insufficient to exclude encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus in children".
 

Author(s): Paula López Roa, Roberto Alonso, Viviana de Egea, Patricia Muñoz, Emilio Bouza

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Mar;52(3):1023.

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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Absence of pleocytosis alone is insufficient to exclude encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus in children.
 

Author(s): Fiona Muttalib, Jesse Papenburg

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Mar;52(3):1022.

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Herpes simplex encephalitis" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Acute herpes simplex virus type 1 retinal necrosis three years after herpes simplex encephalitis].
 

Author(s): Maialen Arruti, Maialen Aldazabal, Ana Blanco, Luis Piñeiro, M Soledad Zapico, Félix González, Adolfo López de Munain

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2014 Jan;58(1):45-6.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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Herpes simplex virus encephalitis complicated by intracerebral hematoma.
 

Author(s): Satoru Takeuchi, Yoshio Takasato

Journal: Neurol India. ;59(4):594-6.

 

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis complicated by cerebral hematoma is extremely rare. We report a 54-year-old man with hepes simplex encephalitis complicated by intracerebral hematoma and review the literature and describe the characteristics of HSV encephalitis complicated ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2011

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Antiviral therapy for herpesvirus central nervous system infections: neonatal herpes simplex virus infection, herpes simplex encephalitis, and congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
 

Author(s): Scott H James, David W Kimberlin, Richard J Whitley

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2009 Sep;83(3):207-13.

 

Herpesvirus infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, including long-term neurologic sequelae. Among the family of herpesviruses, the most significant CNS infections are due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) and cytomegalovirus ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2009

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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