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New biomarkers are defined to predict neurological complications resulting from encephalitis caused by the herpes simplex virus

Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) caused by the herpes simplex virus is most common type in industrialised countries. It tends to occur sporadically and affects healthy individuals of all ages. After infection, one in four people develop autoimmune encephalitis, a very serious neurological complication with a poor prognosis in which the body produces antibodies that target neuron-specific proteins.

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