A Case Report of Sudden Loss of Vision in Viral Encephalitis - Review of Literature
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015

A Case Report of Sudden Loss of Vision in Viral Encephalitis - Review of Literature

Dr. L. J. Sandhyavali, Dr. K. Parimala Devi, Dr. B. Anusha, Ivek Lam

We present a case of a 36-year-old woman with sudden loss of vision that was initially diagnosed as cortical blindness. After extensive workup herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was detected in the patients cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Our patients clinical features, response to treatment as evidenced by improvement in vision, cognition and CRP, as well as the CSF PCR result, are convincing evidence of atypical HSV-1 encephalitis masquerading as an episode of sudden loss of vision.

Keywords: sudden loss of vision, atypical HSV-1 encephalitis, polymerase chain reaction, cortical blindness, generalized tonic clonic seizures, normocytic hypochromic anemia

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015

Pages: 1177 - 1179

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Dr. L. J. Sandhyavali, Dr. K. Parimala Devi, Dr. B. Anusha, Ivek Lam, "A Case Report of Sudden Loss of Vision in Viral Encephalitis - Review of Literature", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB151426, Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015, 1177 - 1179

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