Viral Encephalitis

Although encephalitis can also be caused by bacteria and fungi, the great majority of cases are caused by viruses. Herpes simplex accounts for 10% of cases. Patients present with fever, acute decreased level of consciousness, and occasionally, seizures and language, memory, or behavior disturbances. MRI is the most sensitive neuroimaging test for encephalitis and might show temporal lobe inflammation in early HSV encephalitis. CSF studies and electroencephalography (EEG) are also recommended for all patients with encephalitis. Herpes simplex PCR should be done, and acyclovir should be given immediately until HSV encephalitis is ruled out. During late summer and early fall, doxycycline should be considered to cover for tick-borne illnesses, and testing should include the mosquito-borne encephalitides such as West Nile, St. Louis, Eastern equine, and Western equine. Treatment depends on the suspected etiologic agent but is generally supportive (Tunkel et al., 2008).

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