Unfavorable outcome of herpes meningoencephalitis in an adolescent

L.A. Khodak, V.I. Brailko


A clinical observation of a severe form of herpes meningoencephalitis in 15-year-old adolescent is presented. Late diagnosis of meningoencephalitis and untimely administration of specific antiviral therapy (acyclovir was prescribed on day 15 from the onset of the disease) contributed to the progression of brain damage and formation of rough psychoorganic syndrome with amentive disorders of consciousness.


herpes simplex virus; meningoencephalitis; children


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