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Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

No: No correlation between coherent sleep talking and seizures. Plenty of people with violent convulsive disorders at night never even utter a sound before going into a spell. ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, confusion, agitation, sensitivity to light, coma, seizures, and paralysis. Infants may also demonstrate poor feeding, irritability, bulging fontanelle, and body stiffness. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes encephalitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of herpes encephalitis?

Herpes encephalitis.: Is certainly one of the most common and most treatable causes of viral encephalitis in the usa. It presents with fever, headache, nausea, confusion leading to coma. Early consideration based on. Clinical grounds, brain imaging and spinal fluid exam with prompt empiric treatment with Acyclovir can dramatically decrease the death rate and residual symptoms. ...Read more

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What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis . Just a question?

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What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis .  Just a question?

Good signs?: There is nothing good about amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis. You are going to be severely ill. High fevers, altered mental status, perhaps seizure, neck stiffnes, headaches, some other neurological condition can be found too- and if you delay therapy- you could die or left with residual damage to your body. ...Read more

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Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Like Parkinson's: Japanese b can affect the basal ganglia and some patients develop parkinsonian like symptoms. This can be treated and controlled with the usual parkinson drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any signs to look for before a seizure?

Not in general: Some epileptic patients have stereotyped signs or symptoms in aura and are quite variable from patient to patient. If pt has same signs or symptoms then they may be considered, eg turning head or eyes to one side etc. ...Read more

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Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

It's not: Brain tumors can present with many problems, seizures being one. We are often taught that if a seizure is the first symptom a patient has that leads to the diagnosis of a brain tumor, that they will likely have a more favorable outcome. There are a multitude of "gliomas" - some are relatively benign and slow growing, and those are the ones in which seizure can be the first sign. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more