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The management of encephalitis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Allan R Tunkel, Carol A Glaser, Karen C Bloch, James J Sejvar, Christina M Marra, Karen L Roos, Barry J Hartman, Sheldon L Kaplan, W Michael Scheld, Richard J Whitley
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008 August 1, 47 (3): 303-27
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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with encephalitis were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The guidelines are intended for use by health care providers who care for patients with encephalitis. The guideline includes data on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of many viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and helminthic etiologies of encephalitis and provides information on when specific etiologic agents should be considered in individual patients with encephalitis.

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