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Description de l’évolution cognitive au décours d'une encéphalite infectieuse ou non infectieuse

Abstract : Introduction: cognitive impairement is an usual infectious and non infectious encephalitis complication, but is not assessed in clinical practice. Objective: describe neuropsychological outcomes following encephalitis or meningo encephalitis, according to the etiology or the evaluation period. Methods : all the patients hospitalised in the CHUGA between the 1st of january 2013 and the 31st of december 2018 for an encephalitis or meningoencephalitis were included. All the standardized neuropsychological assessments were analized. The abilities were classified between normal, poor and pathological range. We conducted a descriptive analysis depending on the etiology et the delay of testing from the onset. Results: 131 patients were admited for an encephalitis, 33 recieved a neuropsychological assessment (19 men ; median age = 57,9 [23-86] years) whose 20 infectious encephalitis, 5 immune and 8 undetermined. Fivetee percent of patients had amnesic symptoms, with verbal memory storage default and active reserch in visual memory trouble. They also had executive dysfunctions as speed processing slow-down (61%), perseverations (42,6%) and mental flexibility defect (32,2%). Most of them (75%) were able to get back to their previous activities. Discussion: in the absence of invalids symptoms, cognitive aftermath are under retrieved in clinical practice, However, assessing that kind of impairement is usefull for socio-professional rehabilitation.
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Anne Oerthel. Description de l’évolution cognitive au décours d'une encéphalite infectieuse ou non infectieuse. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02088645⟩



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