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

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

Depends: It depends on the cause of encephalitis, its severity, location and timing of intervention. If the areas of the brain that are responsible for speech and limb movements are involved, there will be deficits that will require speech and physical therapy started. ...Read more

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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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What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

Before coma: Patients with the most common cause of sporadic encephalitis do best if treated with a specific antiviral agent called Acyclovir before they lapse into unconsciousness. Other form of encephalitis do not have specific treatment and treatment is mostly supportive. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for encephalitis lethargica?

Encephalitis letharg: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis_lethargica/encephalitis_lethargica.htm

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

See below: Generally speaking, the first treatment, if the agent is a bacterial one, is to treat with appropriate antibiotics; but if viral, then if encephalitis occurs, supportive care is performed which can involve intensive care sometimes requiring mechanical ventilation. But often severe sequela result with neurological problems that persist if the person survives. ...Read more

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Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis? Treatment?

Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis?  Treatment?

No: Nmda encephalitis is rare and life threatening. No relation to peripheral neuropathy. There is a specific blood test for nmda encephalitis . Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

Can someone tell me how to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

Techniques to reduce: frontal, interdental, lateral & palatal lisps are available online, but only proper dental or maxillo-facial and speech/language diagnostic evaluations guide optimal individual treatment. If cost is an issue, seek treatment at the closest school of dentistry & speech/language pathology graduate school program. ...Read more

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Will speech therapy help me with my emotional problems?

Yes, but indirectly: Speech therapy may help will self confidence. Also, if you can reduce the number of times you experience anxiety while speaking, you can focus on other aspects of relationships ...Read more

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After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

Not always: If the speech areas of brain are spared, speech therapy provides no added rehabilitation benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Suresh Gupta
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Speech Therapy (Definition)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if ...Read more