Dr Saqiba Khan, Dr Muhammad Usama Hassan, Dr Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Encephalitis results from inflammation of the brain parenchyma, and may be caused by infections or autoimmune conditions. The main objective of the study is to analyse the diagnosis and management of acute encephalitis. This descriptive study was conducted in SIMS, Lahore during January 2019 to July 2019. This study was done basically for the analysis of diagnosis and management of acute encephalitis. The clinical challenge is distinguishing causes of encephalopathy, including septic, metabolic, toxic and others, from patients who have encephalitis and therefore need specific treatments. Initial history should identify clues as to possible causes, including a full collateral history if available, in order to ascertain the true duration of the problem. It is concluded that neurologists must be familiar with the myriad causes of encephalitis in order to develop a practical approach to diagnostic testing and treatment.