Encephalitis due to Bacterial Infections

Karen L. Roos, Jennifer Durphy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781405157384
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Antimicrobial therapy, initiated for patient with signs and symptoms of encephalitis
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis - demonstrating increased number of white blood cells
  • Electroencephalography (EEG), fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)
  • Encephalitis due to bacterial infections
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Listeria monocytogenes, gram-positive bacillus contaminating food and infection - acquired from Coles Law
  • Organism in blood cultures and examination of CSF
  • Preferred treatment for "typical" cat-scratch disease - supportive therapy only
  • T-cell-mediated immune response of host - in determining risk of disease
  • Whipple's disease, caused by bacteria Tropheryma whipplei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Roos, K. L., & Durphy, J. (2010). Encephalitis due to Bacterial Infections. In International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (pp. 253-257). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444317008.ch70