Encephalitis

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Abstract

Encephalitis is an acute infection of brain parenchyma characterized clinically by fever, headache, and an altered level of consciousness. There may also be focal or multifocal neurologic deficits, and focal or generalized seizure activity. This article discusses the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis, the arthropodborne viral encephalidities, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, viral encephalitis in the immunocompromised patient, and postinfectious encephalomyelitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-833
Number of pages21
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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Encephalitis
Seizures
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Consciousness Disorders
Viral Encephalitis
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
Immunocompromised Host
Simplexvirus
Neurologic Manifestations
Headache
Fever
Brain
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Encephalitis. / Roos, Karen.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1999, p. 813-833.

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Roos, Karen. / Encephalitis. In: Neurologic Clinics. 1999 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 813-833.
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