Journal article

Case Definitions, Diagnostic Algorithms, and Priorities in Encephalitis: Consensus Statement of the International Encephalitis Consortium

A Venkatesan, AR Tunkel, KC Bloch, AS Lauring, J Sejvar, A Bitnun, J-P Stahl, A Mailles, M Drebot, CE Rupprecht, J Yoder, JR Cope, MR Wilson, RJ Whitley, J Sullivan, J Granerod, C Jones, K Eastwood, KN Ward, DN Durrheim Show all

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Encephalitis continues to result in substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. Advances in diagnosis and management have been limited, in part, by a lack of consensus on case definitions, standardized diagnostic approaches, and priorities for research. METHODS: In March 2012, the International Encephalitis Consortium, a committee begun in 2010 with members worldwide, held a meeting in Atlanta to discuss recent advances in encephalitis and to set priorities for future study. RESULTS: We present a consensus document that proposes a standardized case definition and diagnostic guidelines for evaluation of adults and children with suspected encephalitis. In addition, areas of rese..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Emerging Infectious Diseases Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U50/CCU915548-03 to C. A. G. and U50/CCU416123 to K. C. B.; French Institute for Public health Surveillance and French infectious Diseases Society (A. M. and J.-P. S.); National Natural Science Foundation of China [8129034] (L. G.-D.); Hunter Medical Research Institute (K. E. and D. D.); National Institutes of Health K08 AI081754 (A. S. L.); Manitoba Health Research Council (M. V. S.); Public Health England (J. G.).