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Diseases » Encephalitis » Summary
 

What is Encephalitis?

What is Encephalitis?

  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain.
  • Encephalitis: Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and adjacent subarachnoid space. (On-line Medical Dictionary)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Encephalitis: inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Encephalitis: Introduction

Types of Encephalitis:

Types of Encephalitis:

Broader types of Encephalitis:

How serious is Encephalitis?

Complications of Encephalitis: see complications of Encephalitis
Prognosis of Encephalitis: The prognosis for encephalitis varies. Some cases are mild, short and relatively benign and patients have full recovery. Other cases are severe, and permanent impairment or death is possible. The acute phase of encephalitis may last for 1 to 2 weeks, with gradual or sudden resolution of fever and neurological symptoms. Neurological symptoms may require many months before full recovery. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Encephalitis?

Causes of Encephalitis: see causes of Encephalitis
Risk factors for Encephalitis: see risk factors for Encephalitis

What are the symptoms of Encephalitis?

Symptoms of Encephalitis: see symptoms of Encephalitis

Complications of Encephalitis: see complications of Encephalitis

Can anyone else get Encephalitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Encephalitis

Encephalitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Encephalitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Encephalitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Encephalitis: see treatments for Encephalitis
Alternative treatments for Encephalitis: see alternative treatments for Encephalitis
Research for Encephalitis: see research for Encephalitis

Society issues for Encephalitis


Hospitalization statistics for Encephalitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Encephalitis:

  • 0% (3) of hospital consultant episodes were for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Encephalitis:

Organs and body systems related to Encephalitis include:

Name and Aliases of Encephalitis

Main name of condition: Encephalitis

Class of Condition for Encephalitis: viral, bacterial

Other names or spellings for Encephalitis:

Leptomeningitis, Meningitis, Meningo-encephalitis, Arachnoiditis Source - Diseases Database

Cephalitis, Phrenitis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Encephalitis: Related Conditions

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