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Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.245.340.350
C01.207.399.750.350
C01.925.182.525.350
C01.925.256.466.262
C10.228.140.430.520.750.350
C10.228.228.245.340.350
C10.228.228.399.750.350
C10.586.250.520.750.350
Unique ID
D020803
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020803
Annotation
coord IM with specific SIMPLEXVIRUS if given
Scope Note
An acute (or rarely chronic) inflammatory process of the brain caused by SIMPLEXVIRUS infections which may be fatal. The majority of infections are caused by human herpesvirus 1 (HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN) and less often by human herpesvirus 2 (HERPESVIRUS 2, HUMAN). Clinical manifestations include FEVER; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; HALLUCINATIONS; behavioral alterations; APHASIA; hemiparesis; and COMA. Pathologically, the condition is marked by a hemorrhagic necrosis involving the medial and inferior TEMPORAL LOBE and orbital regions of the FRONTAL LOBE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp751-4)
Entry Version
ENCEPH HERPES SIMPLEX
Entry Term(s)
Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis, Herpetic
Herpes Encephalitis
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
Herpes Simplex Meningoencephalitis
Herpetic Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis
Herpetic Encephalitis
Herpetic Meningoencephalitis
Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Simplex Virus
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex Preferred
Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Simplex Virus Broader
Herpetic Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis Narrower
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