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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Encephalitis is a serious neurological disorder in childhood which can result in death or significant neurodisability. The clinical presentation can be non-specific and similar to many other important treatable conditions. Systematic investigation together with early diagnosis and treatment are critical to management. Here, we summarise the epidemiology and provide a practical approach to investigation and management of this condition.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.paed.2015.06.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom)

Publication Date

01/11/2015

Volume

25

Pages

490 - 497