Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis

David Myland Kaufman, Robert D. Zimmerman, Norman E. Leeds

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Abstract

Eight patients with Herpes simplex encephalitis had computed cranial tomography (CT). In every case, areas of decreased attenuation were found in the temporal lobe(s); these areas extended to the insular cortex and often to the frontal or parietal lobes. This change developed between the third and the eleventh day of illness. It was present, sometimes only in retrospect, in patients who were alert as well as patients who were comatose. Compared to the isotopic brain scan, electroencephalogram, and cerebral angiogram, CT demonstrates changes that are indicative of H simplex early enough in the course of the illness to be therapeutically useful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1392-1396
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume29
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1979

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Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
Tomography
Parietal Lobe
Sick Leave
Frontal Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Coma
Cerebral Cortex
Electroencephalography
Angiography
Brain
Computed Tomography
Illness

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Kaufman, D. M., Zimmerman, R. D., & Leeds, N. E. (1979). Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis. Neurology, 29(10), 1392-1396.

Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis. / Kaufman, David Myland; Zimmerman, Robert D.; Leeds, Norman E.

In: Neurology, Vol. 29, No. 10, 1979, p. 1392-1396.

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Kaufman, DM, Zimmerman, RD & Leeds, NE 1979, 'Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis', Neurology, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1392-1396.
Kaufman DM, Zimmerman RD, Leeds NE. Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis. Neurology. 1979;29(10):1392-1396.
Kaufman, David Myland ; Zimmerman, Robert D. ; Leeds, Norman E. / Computed tomography in herpes simpkx encephalitis. In: Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 29, No. 10. pp. 1392-1396.
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