Encephalitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: David S Howes, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

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Other conditions to be considered include the following:

  • Acute central nervous system (CNS) events, such as hemorrhagic stroke

  • Acute confusional states secondary to drugs, toxins, psychosis

  • Amoeba (Naegleria, Acanthamoeba)

  • Head trauma

  • CNS syphilis

  • Ehrlichiosis

  • Intracranial hemorrhage

  • Intracranial tumor

  • CNS trauma

Differential Diagnoses