Movement disorders in association with herpes simplex virus encephalitis in children: a review
Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2008
© 1998 Mac Keith Press
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Volume 40, Issue 9, pages 640–642, September 1998
How to Cite
Hargrave, D. and Webb, D. (1998), Movement disorders in association with herpes simplex virus encephalitis in children: a review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 40: 640–642. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1998.tb15431.x
- Issue online: 12 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2008
- Accepted for publication 18th March 1998.
Movement disorders have been reported in association with herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis in adults and children. The cause of this complication is unclear, although a number of proposed aetiologies have been suggested, including inadequate antiviral therapy1–3, a side effect of anticonvulsants4, or a possible postinfectious mechanism5–8. A child who presented with severe chorea associated with relapse of HSV encephalitis prompted us to review the clinical features, management, and outcomes of this condition.