Encéphalites virales [Viral encephalitis: update]

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_73C2B181EC4C
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
Titre
Encéphalites virales [Viral encephalitis: update]
Périodique
Revue Médicale Suisse
Auteur(s)
Du Pasquier R., Meylan P., Kaiser L., Lalive P.H.
ISSN
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2009
Volume
5
Numéro
201
Pages
968-970, 972-973
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Résumé
Suspicion of viral encephalitis should always be considered as a medical emergency and the prognosis depend on both the immune status of the host and the virulence of the virus. Among them, the herpes simplex virus is by far the most important one since it can be associated with severe encephalitis in immunocompetent host, and because a good response to acyclovir can be expected when rapidly initiated. Nevertheless, confirmation of the diagnosis requires exclusion of both metabolic or toxic encephalopathy and inflammatory encephalitis of non-infectious origin. In addition, other germs than viruses can mimic viral encephalitis and must be taken into consideration. The purpose of this review is to update the investigation that should be performed in clinical practice for any patient with suspicion of acute viral encephalitis.
Mots-clé
Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use, Diagnosis, Differential, Encephalitis, Viral/diagnosis, Encephalitis, Viral/drug therapy, Humans
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03/09/2009 8:34
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