Protracted mumps encephalitis with good outcome.

Research paper by Peter P Kim, Cecilia C Cappelen-Smith

Indexed on: 01 Nov '05Published on: 01 Nov '05Published in: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience


There is limited published information regarding the outcome of patients with prolonged encephalitis. This report details the case of a patient with an encephalitic illness with a protracted period of coma and a favourable outcome. Extensive investigation revealed seroconversion for mumps infection. A household contact had measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination 10 days prior to his presentation.