Viral Encephalitis

Viral Encephalitis

ID consult recommended


Initiate empiric acyclovir in all patients with suspected encephalitis, pending results of diagnostic studies


Additional Information

Guideline originally sourced from Markham Stouffville Hospital and adapted by Joseph Brant Hospital

  • Tunkel AR, Glaser CA, Bloch KC, et al. The management of encephalitis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(3):303-327.

Approved: June 2020