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Case Report 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.
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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.

Res Vestib Sci : Research in Vestibular Science