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
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LIDSKY MD, KLASS DW, MCKENZIE BF, GOLDSTEIN NP. Herpes Zoster (Zona) Encephalitis: Case Report with Electroencephalographic and Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies. Ann Intern Med. 1962;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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