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Can an infant ever recover from brain damage from bacterial encephalitis?

Can an infant ever recover from brain damage from bacterial encephalitis?

Infant plasticity: While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas.Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible.I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope.Improvement is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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How common is it for a baby to get permanent brain damage from encephalitis caused by a virus?

How common is it for a baby to get permanent brain damage from encephalitis caused by a virus?

Not common: Most cases of encephalitis are mild with full recovery. However, in some cases there are permanent neurological consequences which may include personality changes, language difficulties, seizures, memory loss, and partial paralysis. I would be pleased to consult with you further on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can a senior recover from mild concussion without brain damage?

Can a senior recover from mild concussion without brain damage?

Absolutely: As a matter of fact, most people recover from concussions without permanent brain damage. It may be important to have a consultation with a neurologist/neurosurgeon to determine what other factors may impact the timeline for recovery. ...Read more

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Can a family member recover from brain damage due to an hemorrhage?

Can a family member recover from brain damage due to an hemorrhage?

It is possible: The location and size of the hemorrhage are important in determining the outcome. There invariably is "brain damage", the question is whether there are significant neurologic deficits. The age of the patient, and whether or not surgery was done are also factors. ...Read more

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What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

Brain healh: The brain is complex and can heal, especially w/healthier choices and lifestyle. Please see your doc who may suggest a neurologist. Also see book called "The Neogenesis Diet & Lifestyle" by Brant Cortright. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can the chikungunya virus cause brain injury or even death to a 3 month old baby?

Can the chikungunya virus cause brain injury or even death to a 3 month old baby?

Mosquito viruses : I would love to reassure you but with any viral infection there are always a certain number of people that are overwhelmed by the infection. This virus comes from Africa and some in the Caribbean. Hosted by mosquitoes it causes fever and joint pain. There is no treatment. If you are in an area with this disease do what you can to prevent mosquito bites. Netting would be a good start. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recover from a hypoxic brain injury?

Yes and no: Hypoxic injury can cause brain cells to just shut down, sicken, or die. Recovery depends on the initial degree of damage, the acute management, and the rehabilitation. In new born infants good success is occurring with brain cooling. Following cardiac arrest in adults the recovery depends on the quality of the heart, lung, and kidney function. Functional recovery is best with quality rehab. ...Read more

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How common is brain damage from spinal meningitis?

How common is brain damage from spinal meningitis?

See below: Unfortunately it does occur and is more common in patients with delay in treatment. ...Read more

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Can a seizure from mushrooms cause brain damage and what can u do to recover from it?

Yes: A seizure from anything can cause brain damage. There is nothing you can do but wait, not use any more mushrooms or any other recreational drugs, take your medicines and listen to your doctors. ...Read more

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How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read more

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What are the brain damages occured by japaneese encephalitis virus? What brain structures get affected from it?

What are the brain damages occured by japaneese encephalitis virus? What brain structures get affected from it?

All parts: Any portion of the brain and spinal cord may be involved, usually the entire brain is involved (pan-encephalitis). Often the white matter tracts are initially affected leading to severe stiffness. Any part of the brain may get destroyed by the inflammation which results from the initial virus infection. ...Read more

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Brain hemorrhage vs unconsciousness caused by brain swelling due to japanese encephalitis, whc is more fatal nd whc cn be recovered to a good level?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Brain hemorrhage vs unconsciousness caused by brain swelling due to japanese encephalitis, whc is more fatal nd whc cn be recovered to a good level?

Crystal ball: Unconsciousness refers to a state of being which has multiple causes. Most commonly, we are unconscious when we sleep & recover normally every morning. Brain swelling can be relieved surgically or w/drugs. It's possible to recover uneventfully from a bleeding in brain but too many variables eg how much & where, to predict recovery w/o evaluating patient. In other words, ask patient's doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the brain to heal from mental exhaustion which has resulted from repetitive stress?

How long does it take for the brain to heal from mental exhaustion which has resulted from repetitive stress?

That varies: It depends upon many factors. This includes the amount of time and the extent of the stress as well as the resiliency of the person. ...Read more

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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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If one has viral meningitis do they have a a brain damage from meningitis?

If one has viral meningitis do they have a a brain damage from meningitis?

Depends on the type : Of virus and a number of host factors. Viral meningitis by herpes group of viruses may be associated with damage to neural tissue and may result in neurologic defects from involvement of cranial nerves. See this site for more information about meningitis in general. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meningitis/ds00118. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your brain recover from the damage from sodium fluoride?

Is it possible for your brain recover from the damage from sodium fluoride?

You are fine: Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in our water like calcium. Humans have gotten Fluoride at some level forever and somehow we have made it. ...Read more

Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more