Herpes simplex encephalitis

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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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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.

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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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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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.

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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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

http://www.thestdproject.com/

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Herpes simplex encephalitis" returned 178 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Complicated by Cerebral Hemorrhage during Acyclovir Therapy.
 

Author(s): Yukinori Harada, Yuuta Hara

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(2):225-229.

 

Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) can be complicated by adverse events in the acute phase. We herein present the case of a 71-year-old woman with HSE complicated by cerebral hemorrhage. She presented with acute deterioration of consciousness and fever and was diagnosed with HSE based ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Prolonged acyclovir treatment in a child with opercular syndrome related to herpes simplex encephalitis.
 

Author(s): Arzu Karli, Gülnar Şensoy, Emine Tekin, Ayşe I Sofuoğlu, Meltem C Bilgici, Hamit Özyürek

Journal: J Infect Public Health. ;10(2):232-234.

 

HSV 1 encephalitis is the most common cause of sporadic and focal viral encephalitis. Opercular syndrome is characterized by swallowing and speech difficulties which are associated with deterioration of voluntary control of face, pharynx, tongue and chewing muscles. It can be developed ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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The Type I Interferon Response Determines Differences in Choroid Plexus Susceptibility between Newborns and Adults in Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis.
 

Author(s): Douglas R Wilcox, Stephen S Folmsbee, William J Muller, Richard Longnecker

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Newborns are significantly more susceptible to severe viral encephalitis than adults, with differences in the host response to infection implicated as a major factor. However, the specific host signaling pathways responsible for differences in susceptibility and neurologic morbidity ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Herpes simplex encephalitis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Herpes simplex encephalitis as a complication of neurosurgical procedures: report of 3 cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): David A Jaques, Spyridoula Bagetakou, Arnaud G L'Huillier, Andrea Bartoli, Maria-Isabel Vargas, Joel Fluss, Laurent Kaiser

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common identified cause of focal encephalitis worldwide. However, postoperative HSV encephalitis (HSVE) is a rare complication of neurosurgical procedures and a significant clinical challenge

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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Psychiatric aspects of herpes simplex encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis and herpes zoster encephalitis among immunocompetent patients.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Więdłocha, Piotr Marcinowicz, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(2):361-71.

 

The psychopathological symptoms occurring in the course of diseases associated with infections are often initially isolated and non-characteristic, and may cause diagnostic difficulties. Moreover, such disorders tend to be less responsive to psychiatric management. Among possible ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Herpes simplex virus encephalitis in pregnancy - a case report and review of reported patients in the literature.
 

Author(s): Katherine C Dodd, Benedict D Michael, Besa Ziso, Bode Williams, Ray Borrow, Anita Krishnan, Tom Solomon

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is the most common sporadic cause of encephalitis with significant morbidity and mortality that is drastically reduced by early antiviral treatment.

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Dexamethasone in Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: HSV Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Liver Injury by Statins in Patients With History of Hepatitis B Virus Infection
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Injury; Hepatitis B Virus Infection History

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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