Long-term Outcomes of Patients with Human Herpesvirus 6 Encephalitis

Madiha Fida, Ahmed M. Hamdi, Alexandra Bryson, Raymund R. Razonable, Omar Abu Saleh

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Abstract

Human herpesviruses 6 (HHV-6) A and B cause encephalitis in patients with hematologic malignancies, especially those undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In this cohort of 10 patients, persistent neurologic deficits associated with moderate to severe bilateral hippocampal atrophy were characteristic long-term findings, despite prolonged antiviral treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofz269
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

Keywords

  • bone marrow transplant
  • human herpes virus 6 encephalitis
  • viral encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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