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A case of late herpes simplex encephalitis relapse

A case of late herpes simplex encephalitis relapse

A case of late herpes simplex encephalitis relapse

Abstract

Late relapse of herpes simplex encephalitis, defined as recurrence more than 3 months after the first initial encephalitic episode, is a rare condition. We describe the case of an adult patient who presented a relapse of herpes simplex encephalitis 8 years after the first episode occurred at the age of 57 years and review the literature of this topic.

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