Viral encephalitis-background, arboviruses, and enteroviruses

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Encephalitis is, by definition, inflammation of the brain. Because the blood brain barrier is so effective at protecting the central nervous system, encephalitis is extremely uncommon-each year there are only about 10,000-20,000 cases in the United States. However, when infectious or other pathophysiologic processes cause brain inflammation, the damage can be devastating. Some of these disorders can resolve without major long term sequelae if accurately diagnosed early enough to provide appropriate supportive management. Some are treatable; others occur in outbreaks, which can be abrogated once recognized. Consequently, understanding the major forms of encephalitis is of considerable importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncephalitis
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages115-131
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781420013979
ISBN (Print)9780849340314
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Viral Encephalitis
Arboviruses
Enterovirus
Encephalitis
Blood-Brain Barrier
Disease Outbreaks
Central Nervous System

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  • Medicine(all)

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Halperin, J. (2007). Viral encephalitis-background, arboviruses, and enteroviruses. In Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 115-131). CRC Press.
Halperin, John. / Viral encephalitis-background, arboviruses, and enteroviruses. Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment. CRC Press, 2007. pp. 115-131
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