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Persistent cerebrospinal fluid neutrophilia in delayed-onset neonatal encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus type 2.

Authors
  • Silverman, M S
  • Gartner, J G
  • Halliday, W C
  • Kohl, S
  • Embree, J
  • Kohn, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1992
Volume
120
Issue
4 Pt 1
Pages
567–569
Identifiers
PMID: 1313097
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe an infant with three unusual features of perinatally acquired herpes simplex virus type 2 encephalitis: onset of illness at 34 days of age, absolute cerebrospinal fluid neutrophilia, and systemic viral dissemination after central nervous system disease. To provide early, effective antiviral therapy, clinicians should be aware of atypical presentations of serious herpes simplex virus infections.

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