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Joint Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology Seminar

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
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
DepartmentMedicine (Dunedin), Pathology (Dunedin)
Location9th floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital
Contact NameAmanda Buchanan

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