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how often does encephalitis cause such damage that speech and physical therapy is needed?

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See below: Encephalitis is a general term for an infection in the brain. There are both viral and bacterial causes as well as other causes. The symptoms can include, paralysis, loss of sensation, impairment of speech and cognitive problems. It is a very serious condition and usually extensive rehabilitation is required.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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