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November 1, 1976

Cerebrospinal Fluid IgG Level in Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Dr Carroll) and microbiology (Dr Booss), Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr Carroll is now with the Pediatric Associates, Elmira, NY. Dr Booss is with the Veterans Administration Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

JAMA. 1976;236(18):2092-2093. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270190048031

Elevated levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were associated with elevated herpes antibody in the CSF in a case of herpes simplex encephalitis. The case was also characterized by a prolonged course and a difficult virus isolation.

(JAMA 236:2092-2093, 1976)