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Research in Vestibular Science 2013;12(2): 67-71.
초기 증상으로 회전성 어지럼을 보인 단순헤르페스뇌염 환자 1예
최선아, 변재용, 이선규
경희대학교 의과대학 강동경희대병원 이비인후과학교실
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Suffered Rotatory Dizziness as a Primary Symptom
Sun A Choi, Jae Yong Byun, Sun Kyu Lee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, KyungHee University Hospital at Gangdong, KyungHee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. pseudoi@hanmail.net
Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is rare, serious sporadic encephalitis associated with high mortality in untreated cases. Although cognitive impairment with fever could be the clue of diagnosis, various symptoms can make it difficult to be diagnosed. Dizziness is one of the most frequent symptoms ENT doctors can encounter. Authors experienced the HSE patient suffered rotatory sense of dizziness as a primary symptom and treated the patient successfully without major complication. We reported our experience and findings of vestibular function test of patient. It could be helpful to other ENT doctors who encounter similar patients.
Keywords: Dizziness; Herpes simplex encephalitis
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