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Pathogenesis of Encephalitis

Edited by Daisuke Hayasaka

Nagasaki University, Japan

Many infectious agents, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, can cause inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS). Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, which may result in a more advanced and serious disease meningoencephalitis. To establish accurate diagnosis and develop effective vaccines and drugs to overcome this disease, it is important to understand and elucidate the mechanism of its pathogenesis. This book, which is divided into four sections, provides comprehensive commentaries on encephalitis. The first section (6 chapters) covers diagnosis and clinical symptoms of encephalitis with some neurological disorders. The second section (5 chapters) reviews some virus infections with the outlines of inflammatory and chemokine responses. The third section (7 chapters) deals with the non-viral causative agents of encephalitis. The last section (4 chapters) discusses the experimental model of encephalitis. The different chapters of this book provide valuable and important information not only to the researchers, but also to the physician and health care workers.

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Pathogenesis of EncephalitisEdited by Daisuke Hayasaka

Published: December 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1741

ISBN: 978-953-307-741-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6601-6

Copyright year: 2011

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10 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biomarkers of Encephalitis

By Dafna Bonneh-Barkay


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2. Neuropathologic Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Viral Diseases

By Kymberly A. Gyure


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3. The Neuropsychiatric Consequences of Childhood Encephalitis: A Review of Cases from Middle-Eastern Countries

By Ali Evren Tufan, Tugba Guven, Banu Aslantas-Ertekin and Irem Yalug Ulubil


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4. Encephalitis in Elderly Population

By Şerefnur Öztürk and Fahrettin Ege


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5. Language and Cognitive Impairments Associated with Encephalitis

By Raphiq Ibrahim


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6. The Value of Standardized Case Definitions in Encephalitis Clinical Research

By Barbara Rath


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7. The Inflammatory Response to Viral Infection of the Central Nervous System

By Nicholas Johnson and Adam F. Cunningham


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8. Chemokines and Viral Infections of the CNS

By Douglas M. Durrant and Robyn S. Klein


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9. Subacute Sclerosing Pan-Encephalitis (SSPE) – Past and Present

By Natan Gadoth


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10. Herpes Simplex Myelitis: Differences in Clinical Manifestations Between Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2

By Hideto Nakajima and Hiroshi Shoji


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11. Astrocyte CD38: Links to Neuroinflammation in HAND

By Sugato Banerjee and Anuja Ghorpade


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12. Encephalitic Angiostrongyliasis

By Kittisak Sawanyawisuth


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13. Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Cryptococcal Meningitis in West Africa

By A.A. Oumar, A.S. Hammond, B. Diarra, A.I. Maiga, G.K. Taboue, S. Dao and A. Tounkara


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14. Clostridium Septicum Encephalitis: A Case Report

By Bernadette Calabek, Georg Hinterholzer, Gabriele Neuwirth-Senautka, Harald Kirschner, Barbara Horvath-Mechtler and Wolfgang Grisold


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15. Superantigen-Mediated Encephalitis

By A. Emmer, K. Gerlach, M. S. Staege and M. E. Kornhuber


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16. Rasmussen’s Encephalitis: An Overview

By Mayowa Owolabi


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17. Clinical Aspects of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

By Haruo Shimazaki


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18. Non-Herpetic Acute Limbic Encephalitis: A New Subgroup of Limbic Encephalitis?

By Hiroshi Shoji, Noriyuki Kimura, Toshihide Kumamoto, Takashi Ichiyama and Yukitoshi Takahashi


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19. Experimental Model Systems to Define Mechanisms of Immune-Mediated Blood Brain Barrier Disruption in Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis (AHLE)

By Holly L. Johnson, Istvan Pirko and Aaron J. Johnson


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20. Development of Human and Macaque Antibodies Using Antibody Phage Display for the Detection of Equine Encephalitis Viruses

By Philippe Thullier, Birgit Hülseweh, Thibaut Pelat, Torsten Rülker, Sebastian Miethe, Stefan Dübel and Michael Hust


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21. Modelling of Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in a Non-Human Primate

By S. Anwar Jagessar, Nicole Heijmans, Nikki van Driel, Bert A. ‘t Hart and Yolanda S. Kap


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22. Alternative Medicines for Encephalitis

By Kenji Sorimachi and Takaaki Nakamoto


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