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Management of suspected viral encephalitis in adults - Association of British Neurologists and British Infection Association National Guidelines

Abstract:

In the 1980s the outcome of patients with herpes simplex encephalitis was shown to be dramatically improved with aciclovir treatment. Delays in starting treatment, particularly beyond 48 h after hospital admission, are associated with a worse prognosis. Several comprehensive reviews of the investigation and management of encephalitis have been published. However, their impact on day-to day clinical practice appears to be limited. The emergency management of meningitis in children and adults w...

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10.1016/j.jinf.2011.11.014

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Solomon, T More by this author
Michael, BD More by this author
Sanderson, F More by this author
Davies, NWS More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Infection
Volume:
64
Issue:
4
Pages:
347-373
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1532-2742
ISSN:
0163-4453
URN:
uuid:43817c91-bf70-443e-b241-225e8c74d403
Source identifiers:
343218
Local pid:
pubs:343218

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