• limbic encephalitis
  • To describe the characteristics of electroencephalography (EEG) and MRI in patients with acute limbic encephalitis (LE). (scielo.br)
  • The term limbic encephalitis (LE) was originally coined by Corsellis in 1968, present with the subacute onset of episodic memory impairment, disorientation and agitation, commonly associated with seizures, hallucinations, sleep disturbance and histological evidence of medial temporal lobe inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • hospitalization
  • reported that each year in the United States alone, encephalitis is associated with [approximately equal to] 19,000 hospitalizations (average hospital stay 12 days), 1,400 deaths, and a cost of [approximately equal to] $650 million for encephalitis-associated hospitalization (1). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Although uncomplicated zoster does not require hospitalization, it is the practice of most specialists to err on the side of caution with immunocompromised patients and those with complicated presentations. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • inflammation
  • Also available for immunohistochemical and neuropathologic examination were formalin-fixed postmortem samples of cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum from the patient and from other persons without encephalitis or brain inflammation. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • There has been controversy surrounding the use of glucocorticoids to prevent inflammation associated with herpes zoster. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • There is evidence that aberrant inflammation triggered by herpes simplex can result in granulomatous inflammation in the brain, which responds to steroids. (wikipedia.org)
  • aciclovir
  • In those with herpes of the eye, aciclovir may be more effective and safer than idoxuridine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aciclovir is recommended by the CDC for treatment of varicella during pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters Aciclovir is excreted in the breast milk, therefore it is recommended that caution should be used in breast-feeding women. (wikipedia.org)