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Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

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Question: Any victims of HSE (Herpes Simplex Encephalitis)? HSE is a mental disorder that I was diagnosed with after having a seizure at work and many other seizures that followed. My neurologist told me not to worry as it will go away in approximately 6 months. This was almost 3 years ago. HSE is affecting me greatly. My memory is shot, limiting my vocabulary, comprehension, creativity.. not to mention how it is wrecking my work. I can't remember conversations with people, can't remember names, faces, passwords, PIN's, phone numbers, etc.. I feel afraid of stepping out of the house in case I have an aura (where I space-out) or have a seizure. I can list many, many other ways I have been affected, but the one that scares me the most is the depression that comes with it all. I would like to hear from anyone who has been through or going through HSE and how they are handling it. appreciate it, thank you. bump... I new HSE was rare, but not this much!

Answer: Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). Common symptoms include headaches, fevers, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and/or general weakness. The disorder may have some symptoms similar to those associated with meningitis, such as a stiff neck, altered reflexes, confusion, and/or speech abnormalities. Skin lesions usually are not found in association with herpes simplex encephalitis. Herpes simplex encephalitis is caused by a virus known as herpes simplex virus (HSV). . Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30333 Tel: (404)639-3534 Tel: (800)311-3435 Email: Internet: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 9000 Rockville Pike Building 31A Bethesda, MD 20892 Tel: (301)496-5717 Fax: (301)402-0120 Internet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 31 Center Drive 8A07 Bethesda, MD 20892-2540 Tel: (301)496-5751 Fax: (301)402-2186 Tel: (800)352-9424 Email: Internet: Encephalitis Society 7B Saville Street Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL UK Tel: 44 (0) 1652 625 583 Email: Internet: For a Complete Report This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ® (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see… The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians. It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report. This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder. For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site or email Last Updated: 4/6/2001 Copyright 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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