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What is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis?

What is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis?

  • Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: A rare condition where inflammation of the brainstem results in various symptoms such as ataxia and ophthalmoplegia. The onset of symptoms is usually acute.

Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Introduction

Types of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis:

Broader types of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis:

How serious is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis?

Prognosis of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Despite the severe symptoms patients usually recover completely after a period of time. Recovery can take many months or years. Rare cases can result in death or the persistence of some symptoms.
Complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: see complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

What causes Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis?

Causes of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: see causes of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

What are the symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis?

Symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: see symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

Complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: see complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: see treatments for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

Name of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

Main name of condition: Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

 

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