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Hidetaka Yajima, Motohisa Yamamoto, Tetsuya Tabeya, Chisako Suzuki, Tetsuyuki Igarashi, Mikiko Matsui, Yasuyoshi Naishiro, Hiroki Takahashi, Yasuhisa Shinomura
A 73-year-old man with inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm was admitted with headache and fever. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed pneumonia and antibiotic therapy was started. Short-term memory impairment was observed and his consciousness had been rapidly deteriorated with seazure. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) image and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance image (DWI) showed high intensity signals around bilateral limbic areas and herpes simplex encephalitis was suspected. After human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 DNA was amplified from cerebrospinal fluid, he was diagnosed with HHV-6 encephalitis and treated with gancyclovir...
2014: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
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