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Category Neurology
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

HSV Encephalitis

HSV Encephalitis: severe viral infection of the central nervous system, caused by a herpes simplex virus and usually localised to the temporal and frontal lobe; most commonly identified cause of infectious encephalitis; 5-10% of encephalitis cases worldwide
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Hypoxic Brain Injury

Hypoxic Brain Injury: in adults, typically occurs after cardiac arrest, trauma or drug overdose; degree of injury proportional to duration and severity of oxygen deprivation to the brain
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis: autoimmune disruption of post-synaptic acetylcholine receptors at NMJ; up to 80% of functional receptors loss; typically young woman; may have thymus hyperplasia; prevalence = 14.2 cases per 100,000
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE)

Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) is a persistent change in the level of consciousness, behaviour, autonomic function, and sensorium from baseline associated with continuous epileptiform EEG changes, but without major motor signs
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Septic encephalopathy

Septic encephalopathy is brain dysfunction mediated by the septic inflammatory response, independent of other co-existent causes such as liver or renal dysfunction
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Encephalitis

Encephalitis an acute encephalopathy due to an inflammatory cause Underlying causes are numerous and may be infectious or non-infectious, many of which lack effective therapies
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Stroke Thrombolysis

Stroke Thrombolysis: thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke is a controversial intervention; it is supported by a number of guidelines and in general is viewed favourably by the neurological community