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P58 Setting up an encephalitis multidisciplinary meeting in a tertiary neurology centre
  1. T Bharucha1,2,
  2. R Brown3,
  3. A Bamford4,
  4. M Kaliakatsos4,
  5. C Hoskote3,
  6. J Breuer1,4,
  7. H Manji3,
  8. M Zandi3
  1. 1University College Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
  4. 4Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK


Objectives To improve the outcome of encephalitis in the region.

Design Service evaluation of the introduction of monthly encephalitis meetings attended by specialist neuroradiologists, neurologists and infection doctors.

Subjects Patient referred at the discretion of the clinician from local hospitals and the tertiary referral centre.

Methods Diagnosis confirmed at the MDT or as a direct result of the MDT discussion.

Results To be presented.

Conclusions Encephalitis is a rare and complex clinical syndrome that requires close communication between neurologists and infection doctors. Setting up an MDT established this interaction, and streamlines patient care. Further, it provides access to novel technologies such as metagenomic diagnostic approaches.

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