Japanese Encephalitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Antonette B Climaco, MD; Chief Editor: Burke A Cunha, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Viral infections to consider in the differential diagnoses of Japanese encephalitis include the following:

Bacterial infections to consider in the differential diagnoses of Japanese encephalitis include the following:

  • Pyogenic focal brain abscess
  • Tuberculous meningitis
  • Mycoplasma meningitis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Fungal infections, toxoplasmosis, and malaria should also be considered in the differential diagnoses.

Noninfectious conditions to consider in the differential diagnoses of Japanese encephalitis include the following:

  • CNS lupus erythematosus
  • CNS tumors (nonmetastatic)
  • Cerebrovascular diseases

See the following for more information:

Differential Diagnoses