What is the screening / diagnosis process?
A lumbar puncture test and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination are required to detect SLE. Blood may be present in the CSF. Viral cultures of CSF or blood that reveal any type of virus will confirm the diagnosis. Serology tests are often the choice of a health care provider to provide evidence of viral infection. EEG test results that are abnormal may also signal SLE.

Additionally, a cranial MRI or a CT scan of the head may be used to determine the presence or absence of internal bleeding or edema.

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1. What Is St. Louis encephalitis (SLE)?
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3. What are the signs and symptoms of SLE?
4. What are the causes?
5. What are the risk factors of SLE?
6. What is the screening / diagnosis process?
7. What are some of the complications associated with SLE?
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