Epidemiology and outcomes of acute encephalitis.

@article{Venkatesan2015EpidemiologyAO,
  title={Epidemiology and outcomes of acute encephalitis.},
  author={Arun Venkatesan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurology},
  year={2015}
}
  • A. Venkatesan
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurology
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review seeks to describe recent advances in the epidemiology, outcomes, and prognostic factors in acute encephalitis. RECENT FINDINGS Infectious causes continue to account for the largest proportion of encephalitis cases in which a cause is identified, although autoimmune causes are increasingly recognized. Type-A gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABAa) receptor antibodies have been recently identified in encephalitis with refractory seizures, whereas the roles of antibodies to… 
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