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What is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)?

What is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)?

  • Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): 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 (BBE): Introduction

Types of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE):

Broader types of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE):

How serious is Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)?

Prognosis of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): 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 (BBE): see complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

What causes Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)?

Causes of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): see causes of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

What are the symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)?

Symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): see symptoms of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

Complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): see complications of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): Testing

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

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE).

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): see treatments for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

Name of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

Main name of condition: Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

 

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