Infectious diseases

The Scientific Panel on Infectious diseases focuses on providing guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infections of the nervous system.

It is also supporting educational curricula for the annual congresses, where a main topic, a teaching course or a focused workshop devoted to infections of the nervous system are presented by experts in the field.

So far six guidelines were published and include:

  1. Steiner I, Schmutzhard E, Sellner J, Chaudhuri A, Kennedy P G E. EFNS-ENS guidelines for the use of PCR technology for the diagnosis of infections of the nervous system. Eur J Neurol. 2012; 19:1278–1291.
  2. Mygland a., Ljostad U., fingerl V., Schmutzhard E., Steiner I.. EFNS Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of European Lyme dneuroborreliosis. Eur J Neurol 2010; 17:8-16, e1-4
  3. Steiner I., Budka H., Chaudhuri A, Koskiniemi M, Sainio K, Salonen O, Kennedy PG. Viral meningoencephalitis: a review of diagnostic methods and guidelines for management. Eur J Neurol. 2010; 17:999-e57
  4. Chaudhuri A, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG, Andrew Seaton R, Portegies P, Bojar M, Steiner I; Chaudhuri A, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG, Andrew Seaton R, Portegies P, Bojar M, Steiner I. EFNS guideline on the management of community-acquired bacterial meningitis: report of an EFNS Task Force on acute bacterial meningitis in older children and adults. Eur J Neurol. 2008; 15:649-659.
  5. Steiner I, Budka H, Chaudhuri A, Koskiniemi M, Sainio K, Salonen O, Kennedy PG. Viral encephalitis: a review of diagnostic methods and guidelines for management. Eur J Neurol. 2005; 12:331-343.
  6. Portegies P, Solod L, Cinque P, Chaudhuri A, Begovac J, Everall I, Weber T, Bojar M, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of neurological complications of HIV infection. Eur J Neurol. 2004; 11:297-304.

The "Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections in the nervous system" are under preparation.

Management Group

Akhvlediani, Tamar

Co-Chair

Akhvlediani, Tamar
Tbilisi, Georgia
Sellner, Johann

Co-Chair

Sellner, Johann
Mistelbach, Austria
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael

Management Group Member

Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dias, Sara

RRFS Representative

Dias, Sara
Lisbon, Portugal
Eikeland, Randi

Management Group Member

Eikeland, Randi
Froland, Norway
Pfausler, Bettina

Management Group Member

Pfausler, Bettina
Innsbruck, Austria

Individual panel members

Baringer, Richard J.
Baringer, Richard J.
United States
Chakhava, George G.
Chakhava, George G.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Harizi, Edlira
Harizi, Edlira
Durres, Albania
Helbok, Raimund
Helbok, Raimund
Innsbruck, Austria
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Madrid, Spain
Spatola, Marianna
Spatola, Marianna
Cambridge, United States
Steck, Andreas J.
Steck, Andreas J.
Epalinges, Switzerland
Taba, Pille
Taba, Pille
Tartu, Estonia
Tranchant, Christine
Tranchant, Christine
Strasbourg, France

RRFS Members

Abramova, Anna
Abramova, Anna
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Lausanne, Switzerland
Cambier, Audrey
Cambier, Audrey
Saint Gilles, Belgium
Kerstens, Jeroen
Kerstens, Jeroen
Deurne, Belgium
Kim, I Room
Kim, I Room
Mistelbach, Austria
Moura, João
Moura, João
Porto, Portugal
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Palo Alto, United States

Partner Society Representatives

Pal, Pramod

AOAN Representative

Pal, Pramod
India

Institutional panel members

Abreu, Pedro
Abreu, Pedro
Porto, Portugal
Arvaniti, Xrisa
Arvaniti, Xrisa
Greece
Bakirtzis, Christos
Bakirtzis, Christos
Thessaloniki, Greece
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Lausanne, Switzerland
Budai, József
Budai, József
Budapest, Hungary
Davies, Nicholas
Davies, Nicholas
London, United Kingdom
De Broucker, Thomas
De Broucker, Thomas
Saint Denis, France
Dumanscaia, Maria
Dumanscaia, Maria
Chisinau, Moldova
Duque, Cristina
Duque, Cristina
Porto, Portugal
Eikeland, Randi
Eikeland, Randi
Froland, Norway
Ferrari, Sergio
Ferrari, Sergio
Verona, Italy
Fiszer, Urszula
Fiszer, Urszula
Warsaw, Poland
Garcia-Moncó, Juan Carlos
Garcia-Moncó, Juan Carlos
Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
Gardin, Anna
Gardin, Anna
Messina, Italy
Gūtmane, Evija
Gūtmane, Evija
Latvia
Jelcic, Ilijas
Jelcic, Ilijas
Zurich, Switzerland
Karelis, Guntis
Karelis, Guntis
Riga, Latvia
Lehrmann Ægidius, Karen
Lehrmann Ægidius, Karen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Manole, Elena
Manole, Elena
Chisinau, Moldova
Martinez, Laurent
Martinez, Laurent
France
Mina, Yair
Mina, Yair
Tel aviv, Israel
Nikolaidis, Ioannis
Nikolaidis, Ioannis
Thessaloniki, Greece
Shprah, Vladimir
Shprah, Vladimir
Aland
Siminenco-Rotari, Anastasia
Siminenco-Rotari, Anastasia
Baciu, Romania
Staromłyńska, Urszula
Staromłyńska, Urszula
Lodz, Poland
Taba, Pille
Taba, Pille
Tartu, Estonia
Thoma, Julie
Thoma, Julie
Toncev, Gordana
Toncev, Gordana
Kragujevac, Serbia
Valaikiene, Jurgita
Valaikiene, Jurgita
Vilnius, Lithuania
Van De Beek, Diederik
Van De Beek, Diederik
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vasile, Mihai Titus
Vasile, Mihai Titus
Bucharest, Romania
Velhin, Svitaslau
Velhin, Svitaslau
Minsk, Belarus
Voloshyn-Haponov, Ivan
Voloshyn-Haponov, Ivan
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Vucic, Marija
Vucic, Marija
Afghanistan
Weber, Jörg
Weber, Jörg
Berlin, Germany
Yaka, Erdem
Yaka, Erdem
Zulehner, Gudrun
Zulehner, Gudrun
Vienna, Austria