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Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex

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Synonyms of Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex

  • Herpes Encephalitis
  • Herpetic Brainstem Encephalitis
  • Herpetic Meningoencephalitis
  • HSE

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). Common symptoms include headaches, fevers, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and/or general weakness. The disorder may have some symptoms similar to those associated with meningitis, such as a stiff neck, altered reflexes, confusion, and/or speech abnormalities. Skin lesions usually are not found in association with herpes simplex encephalitis. Herpes simplex encephalitis is caused by a virus known as herpes simplex virus (HSV).

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