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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!
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
There is at least: One study that says it's possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can brain funciton recover after trauma? Is the loss of mental function resulting from brain trauma necessarily permanent, or can it be recovered?
Yes: The brain tends to compensate, with or without therapy over a 1-1 1/2 year period following brain injury. Speech therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, memory enhancing drugs, ritalin, (methylphenidate) all may spead your recovery and allow improved coping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Unfortunately it does occur and is more common in patients with delay in treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long does it take for the brain to heal from mental exhaustion which has resulted from repetitive stress?
If you recovered from severe almost death of mononucleosis in childhood, can it destroy your immune system?
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
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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