Diagnostic approach to encephalitis and meningoencephalitis in adult returning travellers.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_BC9C07578E92
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Diagnostic approach to encephalitis and meningoencephalitis in adult returning travellers.
Périodique
Clinical microbiology and infection
Auteur(s)
Kenfak A., Eperon G., Schibler M., Lamoth F., Vargas M.I., Stahl J.P.
ISSN
1469-0691 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1198-743X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Numéro
4
Pages
415-421
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Encephalitis and meningoencephalitis are severe, sometime life-threatening infections of the central nervous system. Travellers may be exposed to a variety of neurotropic pathogens.
We propose to review known infectious causes of encephalitis in adults acquired outside Europe, and how to identify them.
We used Pubmed and Embase, to search the most relevant publications over the last years.
Microbiologic tests and radiological tools to best identify the causative pathogen in travellers presenting with encephalitis and ME are presented in this narrative review, as well as a diagnostic approach tailored to the visited area and types of exposures.
This review highlights the diagnostic difficulties inherent to exotic causes of central nervous system infections, and attempts to guide clinicians with respect to which microbiological tests to consider, in addition to brain MRI, when approaching a returning traveller presenting with encephalitis.
Mots-clé
Adult, Animals, Bacteria/isolation & purification, Brain/pathology, Europe, Fungi/isolation & purification, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Meningoencephalitis/diagnosis, Meningoencephalitis/pathology, Meningoencephalitis/transmission, Parasites/isolation & purification, Parenchymal Tissue/pathology, Travel, Travel-Related Illness, Viruses/isolation & purification, Brain imaging, Encephalitis, Meningoencephalitis, Microbiological diagnosis, Returning travellers
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
25/03/2019 9:33
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:30
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