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ICU Protocols pp 259-264 | Cite as

Acute Febrile Encephalopathy

  • Jignesh Shah
  • Shivakumar Iyer
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Abstract

A high index of suspicion should be maintained for a diagnosis of an infection involving the nervous system in any patient with fever and altered mental state. Time is essence in managing these patients as any delay could lead to irreversible brain damage (Fig. 32.1).

Keywords

Bacterial Meningitis Brain Abscess Adenosine Deaminase Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care UnitBharti Vidyapeeth Medical CollegePuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Intensive Care UnitSahyadri Specialty HospitalPuneIndia

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