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Table 3 Clinical Outcome of HSVE after Neurosurgery

From: Herpes simplex encephalitis as a complication of neurosurgical procedures: report of 3 cases and review of the literature

   Death or sequelae
Overall   14/26 (53.8 %)
  Children 4/7 (57.1 %)
  Adults 10/19 (52.6 %)
No treatmenta   5/5 (100.0 %)
Treatment   9/21 (42.9 %)
  Initiatied ≤ 2 daysb 0/5 (0.0 %)
  Initiated ≥ 3 daysb 8/14 (57.1 %)
  1. aidoxuridine considered as “no treatment”
  2. b2 reports excluded as timing of treatment is not indicated [5, 10]