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Meningitis and Encephalitis

Management and Prevention Challenges

  • Rodrigo Hasbun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rodrigo Hasbun
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tricia Bravo, Adarsh Bhimraj
    Pages 27-42
  4. Rodrigo Hasbun
    Pages 43-55
  5. Ahmed Al Hammadi, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner
    Pages 57-77
  6. Jeffrey R. Starke, Andrea T. Cruz
    Pages 79-96
  7. Mushira Abdulaziz Enani
    Pages 97-106
  8. Megan McKenna, Shannon E. Ronca, Melissa S. Nolan, Kristy O. Murray
    Pages 107-124
  9. Karen C. Bloch
    Pages 125-140
  10. Steven Paul Woods, Rodrigo Hasbun
    Pages 141-151
  11. Quanhathai Kaewpoowat, Linda Aurpibul, Rommanee Chaiwarith
    Pages 153-174
  12. Arun Venkatesan, John C. Probasco
    Pages 175-190
  13. Prathit A. Kulkarni, Jose A. Serpa
    Pages 191-205
  14. John J. Halperin
    Pages 207-216
  15. Mario Luis Garcia de Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
    Pages 217-227
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 229-238

About this book


This book seeks to improve outcomes for meningitis and encephalitis cases handled by physicians who may or may not be thoroughly trained for these challenges.  The text introduces the current guidelines but also discusses the gaps that leave clinicians struggling to implement the most appropriate approaches for these particular neurological infections.  Each chapter delivers the tools necessary to identify and adhere to the most appropriate diagnostic technique, management protocols, and prevention approach for each situation.  All chapters conclude with discourse on future directions in research and quality improvement.  Written by experts in infectious diseases, the book covers topics that are the most devastating, including healthcare-acquired infections, autoimmune encephalitis, and infections as they present in HIV patients.

Meningitis and Encephalitis is a well-rounded resource for all medical professionals encountering these neurological syndromes, including infectious disease specialists, neurologists, primary care physicians, and immunologists. 


Community-acquired Meningitis HIV associated encephalitis Autoimmune encephalitis Neurosyphilis Neuroborreliosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodrigo Hasbun
    • 1
  1. 1.UT Health-McGovern Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

About the editors

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH

University of Texas-Health Sciences Center at Houston

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Bibliographic information

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