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Acute opercular syndrome in 4-year-old boy

Anna Pniewska, Małgorzata Pawłowska
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.01.009
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(3):185-189.

open access

Vol 50, No 3 (2016)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-11-19

Abstract

Acute opercular syndrome is a rare described syndrome caused by a sudden damage of the cerebral cortex and subcortical white matter, located around the insula. A rare cause of this syndrome can be an infectious agent, particularly herpes simplex virus. Quick diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment significantly reduce the risk of neurological consequences and mortality. We present a case of encephalitis of unknown etiology and severe course, with the symptoms of acute opercular syndrome in 4-year-old boy.

Abstract

Acute opercular syndrome is a rare described syndrome caused by a sudden damage of the cerebral cortex and subcortical white matter, located around the insula. A rare cause of this syndrome can be an infectious agent, particularly herpes simplex virus. Quick diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment significantly reduce the risk of neurological consequences and mortality. We present a case of encephalitis of unknown etiology and severe course, with the symptoms of acute opercular syndrome in 4-year-old boy.

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Keywords

ADEM, CRP, CSF, CT, HSE, HSV, IgG, IgM, MRI, PCR

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Title

Acute opercular syndrome in 4-year-old boy

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 50, No 3 (2016)

Pages

185-189

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.01.009

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(3):185-189.

Keywords

ADEM
CRP
CSF
CT
HSE
HSV
IgG
IgM
MRI
PCR

Authors

Anna Pniewska
Małgorzata Pawłowska

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