Topics Discussed: encephalitis; neurology; viral encephalitis.
Sections: Definitions and Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Presentation and Management, Prognosis, References.
Excerpt:"Encephalitis causes significant morbidity and mortality and raises difficult diagnostic and management challenges. The etiology is often illusive and, given the lack of literature on the subject, there is little information physicians can offer in the way of prognosis or etiology-specific treatment. This chapter defines encephalitis and describes its major causes with emphasis on the presentation, pathology, and management of viral encephalitis in pediatric populations...."
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