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Infectious, noninfectious etiologies should be considered in diagnosis of temporal lobe encephalitis

March 5, 2015

In making the differential diagnosis of temporal lobe encephalitis, it is important to consider potential infectious and noninfectious etiologies in addition to the herpes simplex virus, according to recent findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

“Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) … is commonly associated with temporal lobe abnormalities on neuroimaging,” the researchers wrote. “However, mimics of HSE, including other infections and increasingly recognized autoimmune causes, have been described in cases of temporal lobe encephalitis.”

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