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Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Inflammation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. This can be seen after viral infections.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Viral encephalitis: Most cases of encephalitis are viral in origin. Except for herpes virus encephalitis, there are no medications that are useful. Treatment continuesf ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Encephalitis tests: The tests for encephalitis vary depending upon the suspected etiology. The diagnosis may be made based upon history, physical examination, blood tests ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Mosquito-borne virus: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Prions: Spongiform encephalitis is the name for creutzfeldt–jakob disease, and mad cow disease. These are caused by misfolded proteins, prions, that act as ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the whit ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Yes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Tick-borne virus: Powassan encephalitis is a type of tick-borne encephalitis (inflammation in the brain) in which the virus is transmitted by tick bites. Powassan encep ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Virus from tick bite: Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is avai ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, in recent years west nile virus has been in epidemic mode sweeping from the east coast of the us to the west. Encephalitis is present on ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Tick borne virus: It is encephalitis caused usually by a virus which is transmitted by a tick. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Powassan says that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts wit ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Untreated there will be a very high mortality rate, but if treated, many patients will survive, but the mortality rate will depend upon the causative ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Encephalitis: Encephalitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the brain. Tick-borne (californian) encephalitis is caused by a virus. There are numerous arthro ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Only 1% have severe: sx. Most people don’t have sx’s w West Nile virus. Mild sx’s occur in about 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience in Family Medicine
1 in 150: Only 1 in 150 patients infected with the west nile virus develop encephalitis. West nile fever is much more common and is typically a self-limited dis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Malaria -bad disease: Malaria is a dangerous disease. 'Acute' just means it's happening 'now', over a short-course of time (most cases). Febrile just means 'with a fever' ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: In fact, most people who get wnv infections don't die. Must people who do are the very young, the elderly, the immunocompromised, or someone with a g ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It's more dangerous for the young and old with weaker immune systems, and it's not common, but it is certainly possible.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Testing: During the primary workup for the presenting illness the fluid from the spinal tap is sent for various tests. These will determine in most cases the t ... Read More
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Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain usually due to infection. Curing encephalitis depends on the cause and how severe it is. People frequentl ... Read More
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