Herpes simplex encephalitis


A teenage female admitted to the emergency room complaining of headache and fever for 4 days, then she had vomiting, poor appetite and decrease cognitive function. The patient was examined and was found to have positive meningeal signs. CT was performed immediately thereafter and MRI was performed the following day. The patient received antiviral medication (Acyclovir) on the same day of admission that continued for two weeks then she was discharged after recovery.