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Encephalitis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

encephalitis, brain inflammation, West Nile virus, WNV, West Nile encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis, arboviruses, St. Louis encephalitis, herpes encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, VEE, Eastern equine encephalitis, EEE, Western equine encephalitis, WEE, horse

Authors and Editors

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

REFERENCES:

Anderson, Wayne E. "California Encephalitis." Medscape.com. June 17, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/234159-overview>.

Howes, David S. "Encephalitis." Medscape.com. Jan. 6, 2012; <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/791896-overview>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Arboviral Encephalitides." June 19, 2007. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Questions and Answers About Japanese Encephalitis." Mar. 12, 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/jencephalitis/qa.htm>.

United States. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. "NINDS Rasmussen's Encephalitis Information Page." Dec. 19, 2011. <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/rasmussen/rasmussen.htm>.


Last Editorial Review: 9/27/2013

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Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, presents as diffuse and/or focal neuropsychological dysfunction.

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