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dc.contributor.authorParra, Mónica
dc.contributor.authorAlcala, Adoración
dc.contributor.authorAmoros, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorBaeza, Anna
dc.contributor.authorGaliana, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorTarrago Asensio, David 
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Quesada, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Hellín, Victoria
dc.identifier.citationVirol J. 2017 May;14(1):97.es_ES
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Primary Human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) infection usually occurs during childhood and causes several clinical manifestations: mainly exanthem subitum (roseola infantum), followed by a lifelong latent state with possible reactivation in case of immunodeficiency. Nevertheless, some considerably different approaches exist regarding the natural history of HHV-7 and the possible consequences of HHV-7 infection in immunocompetent adults. In particular, little is known about its pathogenic role in central nervous system (CNS) disease in nonimmunosuppressed adults. Specifically, in case of encephalitis, it is important to distinguish between infectious encephalitis and postinfectious encephalomyelitis for the management of patients CASE PRESENTATION: We describe here a case of encephalitis associated to human herpesvirus-7 with associated polymyeloradiculopathy in an immunocompetent patient which may contribute to the delineation of the approach to a patient profile with a similar clinical presentation and evolution to those presented in the literature. CONCLUSIONS: This case may alert clinicians to consider this specific etiology in the differential diagnosis of encephalopathy in patients with suspected infectious encephalitis who do not respond to acyclovir or in patients who develop acute polymyeloradiculopathy, considering that HHV-7 may be a pathological factor and that a timely diagnosis is crucial for the early administration of specific treatment.es_ES
dc.publisherBioMed Central (BMC) es_ES
dc.subjectClinical significance HHV-7 CNS infectiones_ES
dc.subjectHuman herpesvirus-7 encephalitises_ES
dc.subjectImmunocompetent adultses_ES
dc.subject.meshAdult es_ES
dc.subject.meshEncephalitis, Viral es_ES
dc.subject.meshHerpesvirus 7, Human es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshPolyradiculopathy es_ES
dc.subject.meshRoseolovirus Infections es_ES
dc.titleEncephalitis associated with human herpesvirus-7 infection in an immunocompetent adultes_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución- 4.0 Internacional*
dc.identifier.journalVirology journales_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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