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Should there be a standardised approach to the diagnostic workup of suspected adult encephalitis? A case series from Australia

Huppatz, Clare; Gawarikar, Yash; Levi, Chris; Kelly, Paul M; Williams, David; Dalton, Craig; Massey, Peter; Givney, Rodney; Durrheim, David N


BACKGROUND The clinical diagnosis of encephalitis is often difficult and identification of a causative organism is infrequent. The encephalitis syndrome may herald the emergence of novel pathogens with outbreak potential. Individual treatment and an effective public health response rely on identifying a specific pathogen. In Australia there have been no studies to try to improve the identification rate of encephalitis pathogens. This study aims to review the diagnostic assessment of adult...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-12-15
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-353


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