Central diabetes insipidus: a complication of herpes simplex encephalitis.

After the virus was recently isolated from humans, it was found to be closely related to human cytomegalovirus (CMV), and was thus classified within the beta subgroup of human herpesviruses. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (539K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. However, the course of this infection, its complications, and its potential for persistence or reactivation remain unclear. In this study, we monitored HHV-6 DNAemia in 72 consecutive allogeneic HSCT recipients by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Considering the wide use of PDT, herpes virus infection or reactivation as well as other infections seem to be a very rare but potentially serious complication that has to be distinguished from common inflammatory reactions after PDT. Only the minority of affected fetuses survive this condition. Our patient developed his first episode of recurrent HSV-2 meningitis at 78 years of age, 57 years after his only episode of genital herpes simplex infection.

HSV-1 or HSV-2 (HSV-1/2) DNA was found in 19 patients (2%). Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 encephalitis is much more common than HSV-2 encephalitis, which occurs primarily, but not exclusively, in newborns. We review the relation between these 2 infections. We recruited 337 heroin and cocaine users who began injecting in 1995 or later from persons entering drug detoxification. [press release]. Although the incidence of newborn infection is not as common as in adults, approximately 1,500 neonates are diagnosed annually with HSV infection. After an acute terminal illness that was characterized by fulminant hepatic failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), postmortem examination disclosed massive hepatic necrosis.


However, there have been few reported cases of viral cystitis secondary to herpes simplex virus or adenovirus infection. The research findings, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, are a major step forward in unravelling the mystery of the cause of high blood pressure in pregnancy. The ELISA method in the blood serum was used to determine the markers of the infection caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The research findings, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, are a major step forward in unravelling the mystery of the cause of high blood pressure in pregnancy. American Academy of Ophthalmology. We performed a nested case control study within a perinatal cohort in Nairobi, Kenya. Viruses in the herpes group, especially the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), are well known to cause VAHS; however, the relationship between this syndrome and human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) infection has rarely been reported.

After the virus was recently isolated from humans, it was found to be closely related to human cytomegalovirus (CMV), and was thus classified within the beta subgroup of human herpesviruses. We describe an HIV-infected infant who developed fulminant encephalitis as a complication of HHV-6 infection. Clinical efficacy has been reported with its broad antiviral spectrum that includes poxvirus, human papilloma virus and Herpes simplex. We cultured throat swabs and faeces of elderly patients with (n = 11) and without (n = 12) severe Salmonella gastroenteritis for viruses and bacteria to study the aetiology of respiratory complications. Long-term complications were recurrent meningitis in 5 (19%) and periodic headache related to genital HSV recrudescences in 4 (15%). We prospectively assessed human herpesvirus 6 and cytomegalovirus viremia by twice-weekly plasma polymerase chain reaction in a longitudinal cohort study of 115 adult, immunocompetent ICU patients. The 5 patients reported here presented after stem cell transplantation with increased hippocampal T2 signal on magnetic resonance imaging and increased hippocampal glucose uptake on [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) associated with short-term memory loss, insomnia, and temporal lobe electrographic seizure activity.

However, the course of this infection, its complications, and its potential for persistence or reactivation remain unclear. After the virus was recently isolated from humans, it was found to be closely related to human cytomegalovirus (CMV), and was thus classified within the beta subgroup of human herpesviruses. Your library or institution may give you access to the complete full text for this document in ProQuest. The immunocompromised host is particularly susceptible to hepatic manifestations of herpesvirus disease. BACKGROUND: There are very limited articles in literature reporting this rare complication of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with HSV encephalitis. Considering the wide use of PDT, herpes virus infection or reactivation as well as other infections seem to be a very rare but potentially serious complication that has to be distinguished from common inflammatory reactions after PDT. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team.

PHGS is caused predominantly by HSV-1 and affects mainly children. Death from neonatal HSV disease in the U.S. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.