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Encephalitis: Introduction

Encephalitis: Encephalitis is a serious infection of the brain. This section addresses what conditions encephalitis can be a symptom or complication of. For the symptoms of ... more about Encephalitis.

Encephalitis: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. There are many types of encephalitis, most of which are caused by viral infection. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Encephalitis.

Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Encephalitis is available below.

Symptoms of Encephalitis

Treatments for Encephalitis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Related Patient Stories

Encephalitis: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Encephalitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Encephalitis may include:

Types of Encephalitis

  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Bacterial Encephalitis
  • Primary encephalitis - caused directly by a virus in the brain
  • Secondary encephalitis - caused by a hypersensitivity reaction inside the brain to a virus outside the brain
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Encephalitis

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Encephalitis: Complications

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Causes of Encephalitis

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Disease Topics Related To Encephalitis

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Encephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Encephalitis

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

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 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 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 which the symptoms more »

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

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on 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 also 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 more »

Encephalitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Encephalitis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Encephalitis

Encephalitis: Animations

Prognosis for Encephalitis

Prognosis for 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)

Research about Encephalitis

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Clinical Trials for Encephalitis

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

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Statistics for Encephalitis

Encephalitis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Encephalitis

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. There are many types of encephalitis, most of which are caused by viral infection. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Encephalitis:

Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and adjacent subarachnoid space. (On-line Medical Dictionary) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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)


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