We surveyed pediatric infectious disease physicians through the Infectious Disease Society of America's Emerging Infections Network regarding the diagnosis and management of encephalitis. We identified practice variations, particularly with the use of new diagnostic modalities and management of autoimmune encephalitides. These findings may inform the creation of updated management guidelines.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Dehority W, Janowski AB, Messacar K, Polgreen PM, Beekmann SE. Variability in the Use of Novel Diagnostic Technology in Children With Suspected Encephalitis and in the Management of Emerging Encephalitides by Pediatric Infectious Disease Providers. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Apr 30;10(4):529-532. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa149. PMID: 33347568; PMCID: PMC8087119.