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Amy J. Litterini



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Bacterial meningitis is a serious disease that causes acute inflammation of the meninges, the lining of the brain and spinal cord, which can result in significant morbidity and mortality. There are 15,000 to 25,000 cases in the US yearly and it is one of the top 10 causes of infection-related deaths worldwide. Bacterial meningitis is commonly complicated by encephalitis, inflammation of the brain parenchyma. 30% to 50% of survivors of bacterial encephalitis sustain neurological sequelae, which include memory loss, behavioral disorders, speech disorders, difficulty concentrating. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the use of task-oriented training to restore independence in a patient with encephalitis in the intensive care unit.

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Task-Oriented Training To Restore Independence In A Patient With Encephalitis In The Intensive Care Unit: A Case Report
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