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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Although a diagnosis of herpes encephalitis may be confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a comprehensive evaluation, including clinical findings, imaging, electroencephalography, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) results, should be performed to reach a possible diagnosis of PCR-negative viral encephalitis or another alternative diagnosis in cases with HSE-resembling encephalitis.
Management of suspected viral encephalitis in adults--Association of British Neurologisys and British Infection Association National Guidelines.
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Despite the use of more sensitive techniques, viral encephalitis results were similar to those shown here.
When Katie was six months old she fell ill with viral encephalitis, requiring hospitalization and placement on a ventilator.
Acyclovir (10 mg/kg/dose 3 times per day) and broad spectrum antibiotics Ceftriaxone (100 mg/kg divided in 2 doses) was started keeping in view of the possibility of viral encephalitis or bacterial meningitis.
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Mr Justice Baker heard that the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffered profound brain damage in early 2003 after being diagnosed with viral encephalitis.
Mr Justice Baker heard M suffered profound brain damage in 2003 from viral encephalitis.
The patient was admitted to the intensive-care unit for suspected Miller-Fisher variant of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (also referred to as Guillain-Barre syndrome), with viral encephalitis and early meningitis among the alternative diagnoses considered.