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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 encephalitis itself, see encephalitis....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Encephalitis.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
Home medical tests possibly related to Encephalitis:
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Encephalitis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Encephalitis may include:
Review further information on Encephalitis Treatments.
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Encephalitis may include:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Encephalitis or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Encephalitis. Some of these are listed below :
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Encephalitis may include these symptoms:
Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:
Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Encephalitis:
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Encephalitis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Read more about causes and Encephalitis deaths.
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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 ...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. It may be...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...read more »
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Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:
Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:
Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Encephalitis as a symptom include:
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)
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. There are many types of encephalitis, most of... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS)
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)
Inflammation of the brain due to infection, autoimmune processes, toxins, and other conditions; viral infections are a relatively frequent cause of this condition.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list of organs typically affected by Encephalitis may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Encephalitis mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Encephalitis. Of the 137 causes of Encephalitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Encephalitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Encephalitis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Encephalitis based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Encephalitis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Encephalitis:
Medical Conditions associated with Encephalitis:
Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)
Symptoms related to Encephalitis:
Meningitis (160 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Brain inflammation, Fever (2274 causes), Headache (2433 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Drowsiness (1139 causes), Vomiting (2819 causes)
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