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Bench to Bedside

Improving diagnosis, treatment, and biological understanding of encephalitis and meningitis
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The Center for Encephalitis & Meningitis (CEM) at UCSF unites groundbreaking scientific discovery with expert clinical care to address challenging neurological conditions.
As scientists, we believe there is still a lot to learn. As clinicians, we see the life-changing impact of these diagnoses. We are committed to working together to advance the field and improve the lives impacted by encephalitis and meningitis.

Our Focus

We treat and study patients with:

  • Autoimmune encephalitis and meningitis
  • Infectious encephalitis and meningitis
  • Post-infectious encephalitis and meningitis
  • Autoinflammatory and other neuroinflammatory disorders
  • Paraneoplastic encephalitis, meningitis and neurological disorders

Our center is unique in expertise, vision, and interdisciplinary collaboration.