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Herpes zoster encephalitis: a rare complication in a nonagenarian

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dc.contributor.author Tapia, Henry A.
dc.contributor.author Tello, Tania
dc.contributor.author Galvez, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Varela, Luis F.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T16:59:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T16:59:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4911
dc.description.abstract A 93-year-old bedbound woman with cognitive impairment was admitted with a 1-day history of herpes zoster (HZ) infection in the right S1/2 dermatomes, followed by fever and drowsiness. Physical examination revealed no neck stiffness, meningism or focal signs. Blood tests showed hypoalbuminaemia and lymphopenia. Conventional brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed hippocampal atrophy and diffusion weighted imaging showed no acute infarctions. A polymerase chain reaction DNA microassay test of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was positive for varicella zoster virus. The patient received acyclovir intravenously, with a favourable clinical course... en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1468-2834
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject UNAVAILABLE en_US
dc.title Herpes zoster encephalitis: a rare complication in a nonagenarian en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx093
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.26


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