Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children - Association of British Neurologists and British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group national guidelines.

@article{Kneen2012ManagementOS,
  title={Management of suspected viral encephalitis in children - Association of British Neurologists and British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group national guidelines.},
  author={Rachel Kneen and Benedict Daniel Michael and Esse Natasha Menson and Bhavna M Mehta and Allen Easton and Cheryl Hemingway and PaulE. Klapper and A. F. Vincent and Mun Sup Lim and Enitan D Carrol and Tom Solomon},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          449-77
        }
}
In the 1980s the outcome of patients with herpes simplex encephalitis was shown to be dramatically improved with aciclovir treatment. Delays in starting treatment, particularly beyond 48 h after hospital admission, are associated with a worse prognosis. Several comprehensive reviews of the investigation and management of encephalitis have been published. However, their impact on day-to-day clinical practice appears to be limited. The emergency management of meningitis in children and adults was… CONTINUE READING
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