Herpes simplex encephalitis

This week we look at herpes simplex encephalitis, an easily missed central nervous system infection which can have serious consequences.

Our practice editor Mabel Chew discusses the features of the illness with Tom Solomon, professor of neurological science at Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool. And podcast producer Duncan Jarvies gets advice on diagnosis from Adam Zeman, professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology at Peninsular Medical School.
See also;
A patient’s journey: Herpes simplex encephalitis
Easily missed? Herpes simplex encephalitis
The management of suspected encephalitis
BBC story on Darren's life post infection - via youtube

Demo video

Audio chapters:

Tom Solomon: 0:35

Adam Zeman: 7:51