Human Herpesvirus 6 encephalitis in an immunocompetent pregnant patient and review of the literature

YILMAZ M., Yasar C., AYDIN S., Derin O., POLAT B., Ertan G., ...More

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol.171, pp.106-108, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 171
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.05.026
  • Journal Name: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-108
  • Keywords: HHV-6, Encephalitis, Meningoencephalitis, Immunocompetent
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Central nervous system infection caused by Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is well known in immunocompromised; however, data regarding immunocompetent patients is limited to case series. We describe a 29-year-old immunocompetent pregnant woman with meningoencephalitis due to HHV-6 and review current literature. HHV-6 should be kept in mind in patients with meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology.