Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Herpes Simplex Virus Infections of the Central Nervous System: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Considerations

Richard J. Whitley and Fred Lakeman
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Vol. 20, No. 2 (Feb., 1995), pp. 414-420
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4458342
Page Count: 7
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Herpes Simplex Virus Infections of the Central Nervous System: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Considerations
Preview not available

Abstract

Herpes simplex virus infections of the central nervous system remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, in spite of safe and efficacious antiviral therapy. Advances in the treatment of neonatal herpes and herpes simplex encephalitis with acyclovir have improved outcome. The application of polymerase chain reaction has allowed for the prompt and specific diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infections of the brain. This review summarizes our current knowledge on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the brain. Opportunities for the future will be defined.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
414
    414
  • Thumbnail: Page 
415
    415
  • Thumbnail: Page 
416
    416
  • Thumbnail: Page 
417
    417
  • Thumbnail: Page 
418
    418
  • Thumbnail: Page 
419
    419
  • Thumbnail: Page 
420
    420