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[Encephalopathy due to human herpesvirus 6 infection as exanthema subitum complication].

[Encephalopathy due to human herpesvirus 6 infection as exanthema subitum complication].
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Baquedano Lobera I, Bernadó Fonz R, Laliena Aznar S, Bustillo Alonso M, Guerrero Laleona C,


Baquedano Lobera I, Bernadó Fonz R, Laliena Aznar S, Bustillo Alonso M, Guerrero Laleona C, (click to view)

Baquedano Lobera I, Bernadó Fonz R, Laliena Aznar S, Bustillo Alonso M, Guerrero Laleona C,

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Archivos argentinos de pediatria 116(2) e312-e314 doi 10.5546/aap.2018.e312

Abstract

The main clinical manifestation of human herpesvirus 6 is exanthema subitum (also known as roseola infantum) and febrile syndrome. Central nervous system manifestations are not unusual in herpesvirus 6 infection, and even though the pathophysiology is not clear, they need to be early diagnosed and treated in order to avoid potentially serious damage. We present the case of an immunocompetent 2-year-old girl with encephalitis as a complication of herpesvirus 6 infection. We want to emphasize the significance of an early diagnosis and treatment in order to prevent further complications due to the central nervous system extension.

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