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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir or gancyclovir can be successful in treating herpes encephalitis, especially if started early in the illness. ... Read More
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Yes, sometimes: Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe. Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroid ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Your endocrinologist is certainly operating from a better prospectus than we could, not having examined you and not having access to the results of st ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it may be: There have been cases reported of autoimmune graves disease and is treated with Prednisone and the symptoms improve with it you should discuss your c ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
23 years experience Bariatrics
Encephalitis: There are numerous types of encephalitis. Please tell me which type of encephalitis that is concerning you and i can provide you with a more detailed ... Read More
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Encephalitis: Encephalitis is very uncommon in the United States with the most common sporadic meningitis is from herpes. This occurs mostly in immunocompromised p ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
CDC: Check the cdc website. They may have that data.
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Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Encephalitis: Headache confusion and altered mental status. A medical emergency!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. Usually, the treatment is supportive, as many cases are viral and there is ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MVE: A virus carried through infected mosquito bite.
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Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Variable: Mild infections may occur with mild symptoms of fever with headache. More severe infection is marked by quick onset, headache, high fever, neck stiffn ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Brain inflammation: Usually describes an infection within brain tissue itself (meningitis involves coverings). Viral infections such as herpes, mosquito borne problems su ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, conf ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Mosquito-borne virus: Japanese encephalitis (inflammation in the brain) is caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito bite, common in parts of asia, especially where rice ... Read More

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