Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 101-102

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV- 6) associated post-transplant acute limbic encephalitis: A case report

Author: N. Alami Drideb, C. Pautas, A. Toma, S. Maury, C. Cordonier

Category: JMSR Pathogens

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HHV-6 encephalitis is a serious complication after stem cell transplantation which is sporadically caused by human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) reactivation. It causes neuropsychiatric disorders and cognitive impairment. The mortality rate remains high, even among survivors many patients are affected negatively. We report the case of a 41 years old woman who developed an acute limbic encaphalitis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloblastic leukemia. Through a literature review we discuss the clinical, radiological, and therapeutic aspects of this uncommon condition.

Keywords: Human herpesvirus 6, Acute limbic encephalitis, Stem cell transplantation