Innovative diagnostics to identify the specific cause of encephalitis
Encephalitis is a severe inflammation of the brain with a high mortality rate that can be caused by viruses, bacteria or autoimmune diseases. Identification of the cause of encephalitis is essential for early intervention, but current diagnostics can only achieve this in half of the patients. The EU-funded I-PACE project aims to increase the cause-specific diagnosis of encephalitis to 80 % and thereby improve the prognosis. With patients from an encephalitis network in Europe and Zambia, the study will develop and validate new innovative diagnostic tests. In addition to diagnosis improvement, the project will unveil novel causes of infectious and autoimmune encephalitis, providing insights into their pathophysiology.
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