Table 2

Clinical details of mortality after herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE)

Age at diagnosisTime from start of treatment to deathNeurological signs before deathCause of death
652 daysComaHSE
693 daysComa, seizuresHSE
623 daysComaHSE
718 daysComaHSE
5121 days2-150 Coma, seizuresStaphylococcal septicaemia, bronchopneumonia
435 monthsSevere amnesia, aphasia, anxiety, agitationMetastatic melanoma
7018 monthsPersistent vegetative stateBowel infarct
7410 ySevere deficit short term memoryMyocardial infarct
  • 2-150 Died two days after completing treatment.