George Zahariadis, MD; Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD; Lawrence Corey, MD
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Zahariadis G, Jerome KR, Corey L. Herpes Simplex Virus–Associated Sepsis in a Previously Infected Immunocompetent Adult. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:153-154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-2-200307150-00020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(2):153-154.
Editor's Note:The lead author of the following Clinical Observation was one of a dozen Associates of the American College of Physicians selected to present a clinical vignette at the 2002 Annual Session in Philadelphia. We are proud to present this case report through a special arrangement with the Council of Associates of the College.
TO THE EDITOR:
Background: Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to a suspected or proven infection. Bacteria, fungi, and certain viruses can cause sepsis.
Objective: To report a case suggesting that herpes simplex virus (HSV), a common, treatable virus, might cause sepsis syndrome.
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