Center for Encephalitis and Meningitis

The UCSF Center for Encephalitis and Meningitis provides comprehensive services to diagnose and treat patients with challenging neuroinflammatory disorders. Clinical care is provided in an environment of robust, cutting-edge translational research, providing our patients with access to the most up-to-date diagnostics and therapies, some of them available only at UCSF. 

We offer state-of-the-art assays such as metagenomic next-generation sequencing of cerebrospinal fluid to diagnose neurologic infections, and research-based studies that investigate novel autoimmune causes of encephalitis.