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Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis: Introduction

Japanese encephalitis: A form of encephalitis caused by a flavivirus (Japanese B encephalitis virus - JBEV) and transmitted by mosquito bites. Most cases are mild and asymptomatic but severe cases can lead to death. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Japanese encephalitis is available below.

Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis

Treatments for Japanese encephalitis

  • There are currently no known effective anti-viral agents available to treat JE
  • Supportive care as required
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Japanese encephalitis: Deaths

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Japanese encephalitis: Complications

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Causes of Japanese encephalitis

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Disease Topics Related To Japanese encephalitis

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Japanese encephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Japanese encephalitis

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Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis....read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed....read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin...read more »

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Japanese encephalitis: Rare Types

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Japanese encephalitis: Animations

Prognosis for Japanese encephalitis

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Clinical Trials for Japanese encephalitis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Definitions of Japanese encephalitis:

A mosquito-borne encephalitis caused by the Japanese B encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, JAPANESE) occurring throughout Eastern Asia and Australia. The majority of infections occur in children and are subclinical or have features limited to transient fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Inflammation of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges may occur and lead to transient or permanent neurologic deficits (including a POLIOMYELITIS-like presentation); SEIZURES; COMA; and death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p751; Lancet 1998 Apr 11;351(9109):1094-7) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Japanese encephalitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Japanese encephalitis, or a subtype of Japanese encephalitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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