Meningitis and Encephalitis: Diagnostic and Management Challenges
Visiting Clinical Academic - Professor Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine, University of Texas
Meningitis and encephalitis may be caused by various infectious etiologies and noninfectious etiologies. Despite the availability of microbiological tools, serologies and nucleic acid amplification tests such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the most common infectious agents, the majority of CNS infections currently still remain with an unknown etiology. Meningitis and encephalitis may be associated with significant morbidity including long-term neurological and neurocognitive sequelae and mortality with some etiologies requiring urgent antimicrobial therapy, or early adjunctive steroids to improve clinical outcomes.
This talk will review the diagnostic and management challenges facing clinicians in the empirical approach to suspected meningitis, community and healthcare-associated meningitis and in encephalitis syndromes.
|Date||Friday, 6 December 2019|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Department||Medicine (Dunedin), Pathology (Dunedin)|
|Location||9th floor Seminar Room|
Dunedin Public Hospital
|Contact Name||Amanda Buchanan|