Chapter 28. Encephalitis

  1. Richard Hughes7,
  2. Michael Brainin8 and
  3. Nils Erik Gilhus9
  1. I. Steiner1,
  2. H. Budka2,
  3. A. Chaudhuri3,
  4. M. Koskiniemi4,
  5. K. Sainio5,
  6. O. Salonen6 and
  7. P. G. E. Kennedy1,3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch28

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

How to Cite

Steiner, I., Budka, H., Chaudhuri, A., Koskiniemi, M., Sainio, K., Salonen, O. and Kennedy, P. G. E. (2006) Encephalitis, in European Handbook of Neurological Management (eds R. Hughes, M. Brainin and N. E. Gilhus), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 7

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 8

    Professor of Clinical Neurology, Donauklinikum Gugging and Donau-Universität, Krems, Austria

  3. 9

    Professor of Neurology, University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory of Neurovirology, Department of Neurology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 2

    Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

  3. 3

    Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Virology, Haartman institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

  5. 5

    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Helsinki, Finland

  6. 6

    Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, University of Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279



  • encephalitis;
  • diagnosis;
  • intracranial pressure;
  • central nervous system;
  • therapeutic interventions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Definitions and scope

  • Clinical manifestations and relevant environmental and personal information

  • Diagnostic investigations

  • Other infective causes of meningoencephalitis and differential diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Diagnostic tests