Case report: We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus-1 encephalitis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The diagnosis was somehow delayed because relatives were initially cautious in bringing the patient to the hospital and, here, the work-up focus was on coronavirusrelated aspects as the patient was initially reputed to be infected with COVID-19. Conclusions: During the current viral outbreak, physicians should not neglect the possibility of other diseases that represent neurological emergencies and require immediate recognition and treatment.

Diagnosing herpes simplex-1 encephalitis at the time of COVID-19 pandemic / C. Lovati, M. Osio, L. Pantoni. - In: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1590-1874. - 41:6(2020 Jun), pp. 1361-1364. [10.1007/s10072-020-04461-y]

Diagnosing herpes simplex-1 encephalitis at the time of COVID-19 pandemic

Lovati C.;Pantoni L.
2020-06

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Case report: We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus-1 encephalitis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The diagnosis was somehow delayed because relatives were initially cautious in bringing the patient to the hospital and, here, the work-up focus was on coronavirusrelated aspects as the patient was initially reputed to be infected with COVID-19. Conclusions: During the current viral outbreak, physicians should not neglect the possibility of other diseases that represent neurological emergencies and require immediate recognition and treatment.
COVID-19 pandemic; Herpes simplex-1; Valproic acid
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
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