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HUMAN HERPESVIRUSES

Hyponatremia is a predictive marker for HSV-1 encephalitis before lumbar puncture data are available.

Atypical presentations for HSV encephalitis, which include the absence of pleocytosis, unremarkable early CT presentations, and unusual MRI findings (global edema), are reported from Germany.

In pregnancy, HSV hepatitis is infrequently (18% in one series) associated with a rash and carries a mortality up to 39%.

COMMON VIRAL RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

The new coronavirus infection, COVID-19, reached pandemic proportions in March 2020. CMDT has updated the everevolving knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 and the related disease online at accessmedicine.com.

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