CNS viruses–diagnostic approach

TitleCNS viruses–diagnostic approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSolbrig, MV, Hasso, AN, Jay, CA
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Pagination1-18; vii
Date Published2008
KeywordsElectrodiagnosis, External

Diagnosis of CNS viral infections is challenging; yet, significant progress in laboratory diagnosis of CNS infections has come through applications of serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to CSF and tissues. Advances in molecular and laboratory techniques, together with neuroimaging, epidemiologic, and surveillance efforts, are yielding greater success in CNS viral diagnosis and treatment.