Disease at a Glance

Summary
HHV-6 encephalitis refers to inflammation of the brain due to an infection with human herpesvirus 6. People who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation are at an increased risk for developing HHV-6 encephalitis. People with immune system disorders may also be at an increased risk for developing this infection. Symptoms vary, but often include confusion, anterograde amnesia (difficulty learning new information following the onset of amnesia), short-term memory loss, and seizures. Diagnosis often involves lumbar puncture, virus testing, and MRI. EEG's may also be recommended when seizures are suspected.
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When do symptoms of this disease begin?
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Symptoms

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Causes

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021