Encephalitis due to herpesvirus family

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 04 Jan 2022

Although sporadic viral encephalitis is most commonly due to herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) the extended herpesvirus family consists of many other viruses many of which can also infect the central nervous system. Encephalitis due to herpesvirus family include 1:  

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: herpes (HSV) encephalitis
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  • Case 2: herpes simplex encephalitis
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