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

Eikeland, Randi

Panel Member (Institution)

Eikeland, Randi
Froland, Norway
Pfausler, Bettina

Co-Chair

Pfausler, Bettina
Innsbruck, Austria
Dias, Sara

RRFS Representative

Dias, Sara
Lisbon, Portugal
Karelis, Guntis

Panel Member (Institution)

Karelis, Guntis
Riga, Latvia

Individual panel members

Akhvlediani, Tamar
Akhvlediani, Tamar
Tbilisi, Georgia
Baringer, Richard J.
Baringer, Richard J.
United States
Chakhava, George G.
Chakhava, George G.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
García Azorín, David
García Azorín, David
Valladolid, Spain
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Durres, Albania
Helbok, Raimund
Helbok, Raimund
Linz, Austria
Klein, Matthias
Klein, Matthias
München, Germany
Padovani, Alessandro
Padovani, Alessandro
Brescia, Italy
Pfausler, Bettina
Pfausler, Bettina
Innsbruck, Austria
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Madrid, Spain
Sellner, Johann
Sellner, Johann
Mistelbach, Austria
Steck, Andreas
Steck, Andreas
Evolène, Switzerland
Taba, Pille
Taba, Pille
Tartu, Estonia
Tranchant, Christine
Tranchant, Christine
Strasbourg, France
Vavougios, Georgios
Vavougios, Georgios
Athens, Greece

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
Costa Novo, Joana
Costa Novo, Joana
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Madrid, Spain
Kerstens, Jeroen
Kerstens, Jeroen
Edegem, Belgium
Kim, I Room
Kim, I Room
Mistelbach, Austria
Montellano, Felipe A.
Montellano, Felipe A.
Würzburg, Germany
Moura, João
Moura, João
Porto, Portugal
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Madrid, Spain
Norbutaite, Agne
Norbutaite, Agne
Vilnius, Lithuania

Partner Society Representatives

Pal, Pramod

AOAN Representative

Pal, Pramod
India
Meshram, Chandrashekhar

WFN representative

Meshram, Chandrashekhar
Nagpur, India
Bigi, Sandra

EPNS representative

Bigi, Sandra
Luzern, Switzerland

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