Acute inflammation of the brain
20,000 cases in US annually
Inflammatory reaction occurs within brain parenchyma with destruction of neurons, parenchymal edema, and petec...
Often begins with a preceding flulike illness over a few days:
Mild headache, fever, sore throat, reduced appetite, myalgias
Altered level of consciousness, drowsiness, coma
Intubate patients who are obtunded/comatose/absent gag reflex
Naloxone, thiamine, glucose (or Accu-Chek) for altered me...
Fitch MT, Abrahamian FM, Moran GJ, et al. Emergency department management of meningitis and encephalitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008;22(1):33–52.
Long SS. Encephalitis ...
049.9 Unspecified non-arthropod-borne viral diseases of central nervous system
058.29 Other human herpesvirus encephalitis
323.9 Unspecified causes of encephalitis, myelitis, and encephalomyel...
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