Case report: herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients

Biosci Trends. 2009 Feb;3(1):38-40.


The manifestation of herpes simplex encephalitis in patients can often be interpreted as a possible brain tumor. In order to make a definite diagnosis, subsequent invasive testing is frequently required. In addition to other routine diagnostic measures, particular symptoms, especially those indicating that a patient is immunocompromised, should be considered as possible evidence indicating presence of this central nervous system (CNS) viral infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / virology*
  • Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male