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2023 Jan 26

BMC Infect Dis



Neurological sequelae after encephalitis associated with herpes simplex virus in children: systematic review and meta-analysis.


Rocha N D, de Moura S K, da Silva G A B, Mattiello R, Sato D K
BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Jan 26; 23(1):55.
PMID: 36703115.


Encephalitis is an inflammation of the cerebral parenchyma manifested by acute symptoms such as fever, headaches, and other neurological disorders. Its etiology is mostly viral, with herpes simplex virus being a frequent etiological agent in children. The development of neurological sequelae is a serious outcome associated with this infection.