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Hepatitis C 

Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C
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10.1093/med/9780198729228.003.0075
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date: 17 November 2019

Herpes simplex infection may present in a variety of ways, with herpes encephalitis being the most severe manifestation. Neonatal disease differs from childhood disease, as it is often more severe, but the outcomes of herpes encephalitis can be devastating at any age. A high index of suspicion and prompt investigation, including lumbar puncture, will help early treatment decision and outcomes. Aciclovir is the mainstay of treatment for herpes simplex, but the prodrug valaciclovir has better oral bioavailability and can be useful in long-term prophylaxis.

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