MARTIN D. LIDSKY, M.D.; DONALD W. KLASS, M.D.; BERNARD F. MCKENZIE, M.S.; NORMAN P. GOLDSTEIN, M.D.
The purpose of this paper is to record our observation, extending over eight months, of a patient with herpes zoster encephalitis. The clinical appearance of an encephalopathy complicating herpes zoster may not be widely appreciated, particularly in view of the rare occurrence of such a complication. On the other hand, pediatricians are fully cognizant of the clinical picture of varicella encephalitis which is a rare complication of chickenpox. This situation is significant in view of the well-known epidemiologic relationship between herpes zoster and varicella (1, 2) and recent tissue culture studies indicating the striking similarity, if not identical character, of
LIDSKY MD, KLASS DW, MCKENZIE BF, GOLDSTEIN NP. Herpes Zoster (Zona) Encephalitis: Case Report with Electroencephalographic and Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies. Ann Intern Med. ;56:779–784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-5-779
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(5_Part_1):779-784.
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