Intracranial hemorrhage in herpes simplex encephalitis: An unusual presentation

Guliz Erdem, Paula A. Vanderford, Robert D. Bart

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Abstract

We describe a 14-month-old patient with atypical presentation of herpes simplex encephalitis. She initially presented with fever, lethargy, seizures, and large hemorrhages in the right parietal lobe, and clinical findings suggestive of a hypercoagulable state. The etiology of coagulation abnormality was not identified, although it was suggested as a possible causative factor in severe bleeding along with acute neuronal lysis as a result of infection. Although large intracerebral hemorrhages are occasionally described with systemic herpes infection, this presentation is unusual beyond the infant period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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