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Author Hasbun, Rodrigo, editor

Title Meningitis and encephalitis : management and prevention challenges / Rodrigo Hasbun, editor
Published Cham : Springer, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Community-acquired acute Bacterial Meningitis -- Healthcare-acquired meningitis and ventriculitis -- Acute Aseptic Meningitis syndrome -- Cryptococcal Meningitis -- Tuberculous meningitis -- Neurobrucellosis -- West Nile encephalitis -- Herpes simplex and Varicella Zoster virus -- Human immunodeficiency virus associated CD8 encephalitis -- Challenges in the management and prevention of Japanese encephalitis -- Autoimmune encephalitis -- Neurosyphilis -- Neuroborreliosis -- Emerging causes of encephalitis: Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and beyond
Summary This book seeks to improve outcomes for meningitis and encephalitis cases handled by physicians who may or may not be thoroughly trained for these challenges. The text introduces the current guidelines but also discusses the gaps that leave clinicians struggling to implement the most appropriate approaches for these particular neurological infections. Each chapter delivers the tools necessary to identify and adhere to the most appropriate diagnostic technique, management protocols, and prevention approach for each situation. All chapters conclude with discourse on future directions in research and quality improvement. Written by experts in infectious diseases, the book covers topics that are the most devastating, including healthcare-acquired infections, autoimmune encephalitis, and infections as they present in HIV patients. Meningitis and Encephalitis is a well-rounded resource for all medical professionals encountering these neurological syndromes, including infectious disease specialists, neurologists, primary care physicians, and immunologists
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 26, 2018)
Subject Meningitis -- Prevention
Encephalitis -- Prevention
Encephalitis -- prevention & control
Meningitis -- prevention & control
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology.
General practice.
Gynaecology & obstetrics.
Public health & preventive medicine.
Infectious & contagious diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Physicians (General practice)
Public health
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319926780