Encephalitis and its mimics in critical care

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INTRODUCTION A critically ill patient presents to the emergency department with a low-grade fever and altered mental status. Is this a brain infection? Is it a stroke? Is it the “toxic metabolic” encephalopathy so commonly seen in patients who are septic, hypotensive, hypoxic, or otherwise severely compromised? How far must one go to exclude the possibility of a central nervous system (CNS)-damaging process? How does one most rationally approach this all too frequent occurrence? This chapter will attempt to provide a framework to address these frequent and challenging questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages153-163
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092417
ISBN (Print)9781420092400
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Encephalitis
Critical Care
Neurotoxicity Syndromes
Metabolic Brain Diseases
Critical Illness
Hospital Emergency Service
Fever
Central Nervous System
Stroke
Brain
Infection

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  • Medicine(all)

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Halperin, J. (2009). Encephalitis and its mimics in critical care. In Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine, Third Edition (pp. 153-163). CRC Press.
Halperin, John. / Encephalitis and its mimics in critical care. Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine, Third Edition. CRC Press, 2009. pp. 153-163
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