A 30-year-old member asked:
What are some of the most common viruses that are associated with encephalitis?
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Herpes type viruses: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, measles virus, japanese encephalitis virus, etc..., can cause encephalitis.
Answered on Oct 25, 2011
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