Encephalitis

Paul Lewis, Carol A. Glaser

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Abstract

Encephalitis is an uncommon and disturbing illness whose cause often remains enigmatic despite extensive diagnostic efforts. Clinicians should focus on testing for treatable and common causes; empiric therapy for bacterial meningitis and herpes simplex encephalitis should be started while awaiting results. Many patients will not receive a specific causative diagnosis, and the composition and duration of therapy should be decided in consultation with neurology and infectious disease specialists. Regardless of whether a specific cause is found, supportive care and early referral for rehabilitation maximize functional recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-357
Number of pages11
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume26
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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Encephalitis
Referral and Consultation
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
Bacterial Meningitides
Neurology
Communicable Diseases
Rehabilitation
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Lewis, P., & Glaser, C. A. (2005). Encephalitis. Pediatrics in Review, 26(10), 347-357.

Encephalitis. / Lewis, Paul; Glaser, Carol A.

In: Pediatrics in Review, Vol. 26, No. 10, 10.2005, p. 347-357.

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Lewis, P & Glaser, CA 2005, 'Encephalitis', Pediatrics in Review, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 347-357.
Lewis P, Glaser CA. Encephalitis. Pediatrics in Review. 2005 Oct;26(10):347-357.
Lewis, Paul ; Glaser, Carol A. / Encephalitis. In: Pediatrics in Review. 2005 ; Vol. 26, No. 10. pp. 347-357.
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