Human Herpesvirus 6 encephalitis in an immunocompetent pregnant patient and review of the literature
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CitationYılmaz, M., Yaşar, C., Aydın, S., Derin, O., Polat, B., Ertan, G. ... Mert, A. (2018). Human Herpesvirus 6 encephalitis in an immunocompetent pregnant patient and review of the literature. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 171, 106-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.05.026
Central nervous system infection caused by Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is well known in immunocompromised; however, data regarding immunocompetent patients is limited to case series. We describe a 29-year-old immunocompetent pregnant woman with meningoencephalitis due to HHV-6 and review current literature. HHV-6 should be kept in mind in patients with meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology.