Herpes encephalitis in monoclonal gammopathy

Jerome J. Graber, Horia Rus, Tracy Zivin-Tutela, Bruce Polsky

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Abstract

Fever, behavioral changes, and new-onset seizures in a 73-year-old man with a history monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) was traced to a herpes simplex virus infection. Although herpes encephalitis has not yet been reported in a patient with MGUS, it has been reported in persons with multiple myeloma and plasmacytoma. Immune system abnormalities associated with oncological conditions and MGUS may result in failure to suppress latent herpes virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Herpes encephalitis
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Monoclonal gammopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Graber, J. J., Rus, H., Zivin-Tutela, T., & Polsky, B. (2009). Herpes encephalitis in monoclonal gammopathy. Infections in Medicine, 26(3), 78-81.