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Diagnostic Criteria for Encephalitis and Encephalopathy
Diagnostic Criteria for Encephalitis and Encephalopathy of Presumed Infectious or Autoimmune Etiology
Major Criterion (required):
Patients presenting to medical attention with altered mental status (defined as decreased or altered level of consciousness, lethargy or personality change) lasting ≥24 h with no alternative cause identified.
Minor Criteria (2 required for possible encephalitis; ≥3 required for probable or confirmeda encephalitis):
Documented fever ≥38° C (100.4°F) within the 72 h before or after presentationb
Generalized or partial seizures not fully attributable to a preexisting seizure disorderc
New onset of focal neurologic findings
CSF WBC count ≥5/cubic mmd
Abnormality of brain parenchyma on neuroimaging suggestive of encephalitis that is either new from prior studies or appears acute in onsete
Abnormality on electroencephalography that is consistent with encephalitis and not attributable to another cause.f
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Last updated: May 29, 2016
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