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October 1977

Herpes Simplex Retinitis and Encephalitis in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1798-1799. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100100011

• A 17-year-old girl developed a viral encephalitis that was followed by massive exudative retinal detachments in both eyes. A diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis and retinitis was made as a result of finding rising herpes simplex viral titers. An examination of the patient's cell-mediated immune system showed it to be grossly intact.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1798-1799, 1977)

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