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Herpes Meningoencephalitis Case Studies

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The patient from this case is an 18- year old female who experienced painful blisters on her genitalia, followed by a fever, body aches, headache and stiff neck. Since she has not had any known sexually transmitted diseases in the past, I believe she contracted Herpes Simplex virus type 1 (HSV1). The bister symptoms of this virus are often around the oral region but they can also be spread to the genitals. HSV1 is most often transmitted via oral-to-oral contact, but in this case it seems the patient had contracted it by oral to genital contact. It appears that the HSV1 virus caused the disease Herpes Meningoencephalits, which explains the rest of her symptoms. Meningoencephalitis is when both the brain and its surrounding meninges become inflamed
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