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Critical Care: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care I |

Anaplastic Astrocytoma Presenting as Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

Prarthna Chandar, MBBS; Sakthidev Kulandaisamy, MD; Yizhak Kupfer, MD; Chanaka Seneviratne, MD; William Pascal, MD; Srirupa Hari Gopal, MBBS
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Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):231A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.244
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care I

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Infections are the most common cause of acute encephalitis.CNS malignancies are rare cause of acute encephalitis;We report a case of an anaplastic astrocytoma that presented with signs and symptoms mimicking herpes encephalitis(HSE).To our knowledge only two other cases have been reported(1).

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