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

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, May 2016
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Title
Herpes simplex encephalitis as a complication of neurosurgical procedures: report of 3 cases and review of the literature
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Virology Journal, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12985-016-0540-4
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David A. Jaques, Spyridoula Bagetakou, Arnaud G. L’Huillier, Andrea Bartoli, Maria-Isabel Vargas, Joel Fluss, Laurent Kaiser

Abstract

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 We describe 3 cases of postoperative HSVE and review all published reports. A total of 23 cases were identified. Clinical heterogeneity represents a diagnostic challenge in the postoperative setting. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging showed typical findings in a minority of patients only, whereas HSV-specific polymerase chain reaction on the cerebrospinal fluid proved to be a valuable test. The postoperative viral pathophysiology remains a subject of debate. The rate of adverse outcome is high and early antiviral treatment seems to be a strong predictor of clinical outcome. We recommend early empirical treatment for any patient presenting with post-neurosurgical lymphocytic meningo-encephalitis, and prophylactic antiviral treatment for patients with a history of previous HSVE who will undergo a neurosurgical procedure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 33%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Unspecified 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 1 6%
Other 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 56%
Unspecified 4 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 0 0%

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