Encephalitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 12, 2017
  • 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