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The management of infants and children treated with aciclovir for suspected viral encephalitis
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    a staring point for guidelines for the management of suspected viral encephalitis

    One of the issues arising from the review of management of suspected viral encephalitis(1) is the interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) glucose content, and CSF glucose/blood glucose ratio(GR), given the overlap in clinical features between suspected viral encephalitis(1), meningitis of bacterial origin(including m tuberculosis aetiology)(2), and viral meningoencephalitis(3). What needs to be recognised is that the...

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