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Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Mar 15;40(6):887-9. Epub 2005 Feb 21.

Severe meningoencephalitis caused by human herpesvirus 6 type B in an immunocompetent woman treated with ganciclovir.

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Department of Neurology, Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany. tobias.birnbaum@med.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), the causative agent of exanthema subitum in childhood, can also induce meningoencephalitis in immunocompromised individuals. In contrast, HHV-6 encephalitis in immunocompetent patients is rare, and the clinical syndrome not well defined. We report a case of meningoencephalitis caused by HHV-6 type B in an otherwise healthy woman.

PMID:
15736025
DOI:
10.1086/427943
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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