Consensus Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Encephalitis

Description

Encephalitis is caused by inflammation of the brain and is a challenging condition for clinicians to identify and manage.

It manifests as a complex neurological syndrome with protean clinical manifestations that may be caused by a large number of aetiologies, many without effective treatments.

It can be fatal and survivors often experience significant neurological morbidity. Studies have shown variable quality in case management in multiple settings, 1,3 emphasising the need for consensus guidelines.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. List the main recommendations of the current guidelines including features to be considered during history-taking and examination
  2. Identify which patients magnetic resonance imaging should be performed on and common abnormalities evident in cerebrospinal fluid

 

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

 

The Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
0h : 30m
MBA: 0h : 30m
Nervous System Diseases

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