DexEnceph Encephalitis Case Reporter is a new tool to help clinicians and laboratory staff quickly and easily report cases of suspected or confirmed HSV encephalitis to researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Brain Infections Group.
DexEnceph Case Reporter - It couldn't be simpler…
If you know of a case of suspected HSV encephalitis just launch the app and hit “report suspected case”, then we'll take care of the rest.
Clinicians, please use it for:
Any patient with suspected encephalitis A confirmed diagnosis of HSV encephalitis Any patient receiving intravenous acyclovir All CSF requests for HSV PCRs
Lab staff, please use it for:
All CSF that needs testing for HSV PCR An HSV PCR that is positive in CSF
Suspected encephalitis is defined as: new onset seizure, or, new focal neurology, or, alteration in consciousness, cognition, personality or behaviour
How does it work?
The app sends an alert to our research team, who will make contact with on-site research staff at the patient's location. All you have to do is tell us the hospital and ward where the patient is. No need to share confidential patient details, and no hassle for you.