An Adult Case of Relapsing Human Herpesvirus-6 Encephalitis

Jun Sawada, Setsu Nakatani-Enomoto, Hitoshi Aizawa, Takayuki Katayama, Takashi Ito, Yoko Aburakawa, Kenjiro Kikuchi
2007 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) is the main etiologic agent of exanthema subitum in young children. Central nervous system (CNS) infections in children due to HHV-6 have been described on many occasions. HHV-6 is also a common cause of infections in immunocompromised individuals. However, little is known concerning the impact of HHV-6 on the CNS in immunocompetent adults. We report the first case of relapsing HHV-6 encephalitis in a healthy 73-year-old female.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.46.0239 pmid:17878655 fatcat:ttjss7ufvjharm2qdpkr7a2kmu