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High-grade glioma mimicking acute viral encephalitis − three case reports
  1. J H Rees,
  2. R S Howard
  1. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK


    The clinical features of viral encephalitis consist of headache, fever, seizures and encephalopathy. We report three patients with high-grade gliomas presenting with encephalitic illnesses. The diagnosis of brain tumour should always be borne in mind if definite evidence for a viral infection is not obtained.

    • glioma
    • viral encephalitis
    • encephalopathy
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