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  • 307pp. Published March 2017
  • Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.,USA.
  • Category: Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1-61896-318-5
  • (Hardcover) USD 109.00
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Advances in Encephalitis
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Encephalitis is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis with meningitis is known as meningoencephalitis. Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion, drowsiness, and fatigue. Further symptoms include seizures or convulsions, tremors, hallucinations, stroke, and memory problems. The number of new cases a year of acute encephalitis in Western countries is 7.4 cases per 100,000 population per year. In tropical countries, the incidence is 6.34 per 100,000 per year. In 2013 encephalitis was estimated to have resulted in 77,000 deaths, down from 92,000 in 1990. Vaccination is available against tick-borne and Japanese encephalitis and should be considered for at-risk individuals. Post-infectious encephalomyelitis complicating smallpox vaccination is avoidable, for all intents and purposes, as smallpox is nearly eradicated. Contraindication to Pertussis immunization should be observed in patients with encephalitis.

In the present book, fifteen typical literatures about encephalitis published on international authoritative journals were selected to introduce the worldwide newest progress, which contains reviews or original researches on medical science, encephalitis, infectious diseases, inflammations, epidemiology, ect. We hope this book can demonstrate advances in encephalitis as well as give references to the researchers, students and other related people.

Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Screening Red Foxes (Vulpes Vulpes) for Possible Viral Causes of Encephalitis
  • Chapter 2
    Genetic Description of a Tick‑Borne Encephalitis Virus Strain Sofjin with the Longest History as a Vaccine Strain
  • Chapter 3
    Roseolovirus-Associated Encephalitis in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Individuals
  • Chapter 4
    Tick Borne Encephalitis without Cerebrospinal Fluid Pleocytosis
  • Chapter 5
    A Novel Gemycircularvirus in an Unexplained Case of Child Encephalitis
  • Chapter 6
    Successful Management of Dexmedetomidine for Postoperative Intensive Care Sedation in a Patient with Anti‑NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: A Case Report and Animal Experiment
  • Chapter 7
    An Approach for Differentiating Echovirus 30 and Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infections in Acute Meningitis/Encephalitis: A Retrospective Study of 103 Cases in Vietnam
  • Chapter 8
    Bi-Insular Cortical Involvement in Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis – A Case Report
  • Chapter 9
    Japanese Encephalitis in a 114-Month-Old Cow: Pathological Investigation of the Affected Cow and Genetic Characterization of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Isolate
  • Chapter 10
    Differences in T cell Cytotoxicity and Cell Death Mechanisms between Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis and Cytomegalovirus Encephalitis
  • Chapter 11
    Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as an Acute Psychotic Episode Misdiagnosed as Dissociative Disorder: A Case Report
  • Chapter 12
    Human Cord Blood-Derived Mononuclear Cell Transplantation for Viral Encephalitis-Associated Cognitive Impairment: A Case Report
  • Chapter 13
    Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis in Pregnancy - A Case Report and Review of Reported Patients in the Literature
  • Chapter 14
    Long‑Term Poor Rapport, Lack of Spontaneity and Passive Social Withdrawal Related to Acute Post‑Infectious Encephalitis: A Case Report
  • Chapter 15
    Long Latency between GAD-Antibody Detection and Development of Limbic Encephalitis – A Case Report
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in Encephalitis.
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