The management of encephalitis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Aug 1;47(3):303-27. doi: 10.1086/589747.


Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with encephalitis were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The guidelines are intended for use by health care providers who care for patients with encephalitis. The guideline includes data on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of many viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and helminthic etiologies of encephalitis and provides information on when specific etiologic agents should be considered in individual patients with encephalitis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Encephalitis / diagnosis*
  • Encephalitis / drug therapy*
  • Encephalitis / microbiology
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans


  • Anti-Infective Agents