viral encephalitis


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viral encephalitis

Viral meningoencephalitis Neurology, infectious disease A general term for nonpurulent–'aseptic' viral infection of the CNS Etiology Coxsackie A and B–eg, A7, enterovirus 71, herpes simplex, etc Clinical If the viral load is extreme, asymmetric flaccid paralysis may ensue Lab CSF pleocytosis, ↑ lymphocytes. See Aseptic meningitis. Cf Cowdry type B inclusion.
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In this study, the mortality was found in viral encephalitis (2 out of 7 cases), one each in sepsis, drowning, poisoning, IEM, hepatic encephalopathy and stroke.
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On July 30, an infectious diseases specialist diagnosed the patient with viral encephalitis, most likely secondary to herpes simplex virus infection; ceftriaxone and ampicillin were discontinued.
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The incidence of viral encephalitis and encephalitis of unknown cause was highest in infants <1 year of age, followed by adults [greater than or equal to] 65 years of age.
Squire, PhD, professor in the departments of Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) - with colleagues at UC Davis and the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain - recount the case of EP, a man who suffered radical memory loss and dysfunction following a bout of viral encephalitis.
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