Herpes simplex virus type-1 pneumonia is unusual and rarely described without any degree of immunosuppression. We share a case of herpes simplex virus type-1 pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient, not only by its rarity, but to call attention to the need of thinking about this entity when respiratory symptoms persist despite various antibiotic schemes, especially in the presence of ground glass or multifocal pulmonary infiltrates, regardless of patients’ immune status.

© 2019 Galicia Clínica.

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