Level 2: Headache – Tests: Patient Information

How would you revise your DDX based on the test findings?

How would you revise your diagnostic explanation?

  • CT scan: normal
  • CSF fluid (viral encephalitis): normal glucose, elevated protein, elevated lymphocytes
  • CSF gram stain: no organisms detected
  • CSF PCR: positive for Herpes Simplex Virus
  • MRI (T2): increased intensity of medial temporal lobe gray and white matter