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What are the tests for encephalitis?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Encephalitis tests

The tests for encephalitis vary depending upon the suspected etiology.
The diagnosis may be made based upon history, physical examination, blood tests that can include testing for specific antibodies or polymerase chain reaction, evaluation of cerebral spinal fluid, and possibly neuroimaging with MRI of brain and electroencephalogram.

In brief: Encephalitis tests

The tests for encephalitis vary depending upon the suspected etiology.
The diagnosis may be made based upon history, physical examination, blood tests that can include testing for specific antibodies or polymerase chain reaction, evaluation of cerebral spinal fluid, and possibly neuroimaging with MRI of brain and electroencephalogram.
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