Infectious Encephalitis – Some Resources

First watch the YouTube video, An Overview Of Infectious Encephalitis, Feb 18, 2020, from The Encephalitis Society.

The following is from Infectious Encephalitis from The Encephalitis Society:

Viruses are the most common cause of infectious encephalitis.

  • human herpes viruses: herpes simplex type I, herpes simplex type II, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus
  • rash-causing viruses: mumps, measles, rubella
  • throat and chest viruses: flu, enteroviruses
  • gut viruses: enteroviruses, echo virus
  • insect-borne viruses: Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus
  • tick-borne viruses: tick-borne encephalitis virus

Bacteria, fungus and parasites can cause infectious encephalitis more rarely.

  • bacteria: mycoplasma, meningococcal, pneumococcal, listeria
  • fungi: histoplasma, cryptococcus, candida
  • parasites: malaria, toxoplasma

The following web pages are from The Encephalitis Society which I have reviewed:

Here are excerpts from Viral Encephalitis of Unknown Cause: Current Perspective and Recent Advances [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. . 2017 Jun; 9(6): 138.

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Here are excerpts from Diagnostic Testing Of Neurologic Infections [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Neurol Clin. 2018 Nov; 36(4): 687–703.

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Here are excerpts from Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 13;380(24):2327-2340.

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Here are excerpts from Metagenomics for neurological infections – expanding our imagination [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Nat Rev Neurol. 2020 Oct;16(10):547-556. doi: 10.1038/s41582-020-0374-y. Epub 2020 Jul 13.

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