Viral encephalitis: familiar infections and emerging pathogens

@article{Whitley2002ViralEF,
  title={Viral encephalitis: familiar infections and emerging pathogens},
  author={Richard J. Whitley and John W. Gnann},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={507-513}
}
Significant advances have been made in our understanding of the natural history and pathogenesis of viral encephalitides. The development of PCR has greatly increased our ability to diagnose viral infections of the central nervous system, particularly for herpes and enteroviral infections. Advancing knowledge has led to the recognition that some encephalitides can be reliably prevented by vaccination (eg, Japanese encephalitis and rabies). For other pathogens such as the arboviruses, the focus… Expand
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