Improving the diagnosis of encephalitis through analysis of the host transcriptome, proteome and metabolome.

Mark Ellul
Background Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) is a devastating neurological condition. It is most often caused by either acute viral infection or an autoimmune process. These can be difficult to distinguish clinically and require very different treatments. Encephalitis can also be mimicked by other neurological or systemic disease states. Improved biomarkers to distinguish encephalitis from its mimics, and autoimmune from viral encephalitis, could improve diagnosis and expedite effective treatment. Previous studies have identified signatures based...
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