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Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Is brain inflamation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

It usually has: No imaging effect but sometimes you might get brain atrophy. You might see some brain lesions depending on the cause of the inflammation. Ask your doctor who treats you fro chronic inflammatino what they would expect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

Fever, headache, etc: For example, meningitis, which involves membrane that cover the brain, can cause headache, fever. Encephalitis, which involves brain tissue, can cause drowsiness, confusion, seizure. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Varies: Many different inflammatory conditions out there, and must be specific. But ms is inflammatory, and we have lots of newer and very successful treatments, especially, the newer oral agents. Research in neurology is quite extensive and amazing, and hopefully will continue, if financial support is available. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain?

What is inflammation of the brain?

Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain?

What causes inflammation of the brain?

Brain inflammation: Can be cauysed by infectious or autoimmune (collagen-vascular) conditions, or some other brain insult. For example edema or inflammation surrounding a bleed or tumor. ...Read more

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What will help with inflammation of the brain?

What will help with inflammation of the brain?

Inflammation brain: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the underlying disease producing the inflammation. In certain situations corticosteroids are attempted to reduce brain inflammation, but the response is variable, and this requires consideration of the risk/benefit with your doctor. In some cases this may be contraindicated or of no benefit. ...Read more

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How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

It usually has: No imaging effect but sometimes you might get brain atrophy. You might see some brain lesions depending on the cause of the inflammation. Ask your doctor who treats you fro chronic inflammatino what they would expect. ...Read more

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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more