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Vol. 17 - Num. 67

Clinical Reviews

Fever and functional impotence in a five-month-old infant: when things are not what they seem

Paula Magariño Nogueraa, S Guillén Martína, José Luis Unzueta-Rochb, A Serrano Gonzálezc

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Getafe. Madrid. España.
bHospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
cHospital Universitario Infantil Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: P Magariño. E-mail: paulamagarino@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Magariño Noguera P, Guillén Martín S, Unzueta-Roch JL, Serrano González A. Fever and functional impotence in a five-month-old infant: when things are not what they seem. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e201-e203.

Published in Internet: 13-07-2015

Abstract

A five-month-old infant brought to the Emergency Room due to fever and functional impotence of the left arm. After various additional tests, the infant is diagnosed with herpes simplex encephalitis. The article reviews recent developments regarding herpes simplex encephalitis treatment, the need for prophylaxis and the infant´s immunodeficiency.

Keywords

Acyclovir Encephalitis Herpes simplex virus Immunologic deficiency syndromes Infant Prevention and control

 

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