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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Dec 15;47(12):e93-6. doi: 10.1086/593315.

Severe encephalomyelitis in an immunocompetent adult with chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 and clinical response to treatment with foscarnet plus ganciclovir.

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Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305-5107, USA. sbtroy@stanford.edu

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 6 has rarely been identified as a cause of encephalitis in immunocompetent adults. We describe a patient who had severe encephalomyelitis, hypoglycorrhachia, and human herpesvirus 6 identified in his cerebrospinal fluid and serum and who recovered after treatment with foscarnet and ganciclovir. Human herpesvirus 6 should be considered in immunocompetent patients with encephalitis.

PMID:
18991511
DOI:
10.1086/593315
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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