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Glossary for Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE)

  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hyperreflexia: An exaggerated reflex of the muscles
  • Limb weakness: A condition which is characterized by a feeling of weakness of the muscles of the limb
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Ophthalmoplegia: A disorder that is characterised by the paralysis of the eye muscles
  • Unconsciousness: Loss of consciousness that may result from a wide variety of causes. An unconscious person is usually completely unresponsive to their environment or people around them. Unconsciousness can occur as a result of brain injury, lack of oxygen or poisoning as well as numerous other conditions.

 

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