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Is encephalitis curable?

Is encephalitis curable?

Possibly: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain usually due to infection. Curing encephalitis depends on the cause and how severe it is. People frequently recover from viral encephalitis but if the infection is severe it can leave permanent brain damage. See this web page for a list of some causes and treatments of encephalitis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002388/. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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 encephalitis curable with anti-virals?

Is encephalitis curable with anti-virals?

It depends: Certain types of encephalitis may be treated, while others cannot. One example of a treatable encephalitis is caused by herpes virus, which can be treated with an antiviral medication. Even if treated, the neurological outcomes may vary widely because of the injury to the brain caused by inflammation. It helps to know the specific cause of the encephalitis to discuss prognosis. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis curable? Heard college kids get it

Is encephalitis curable? Heard college kids get it

Outcomes vary: Most cases of encephalitis are caused by viruses, and most cases resolve on their own with patients experiencing minimal to no symtpoms. However, more severe cases can require hospitalization and intensive care. In these cases, the outcomes vary greatly depending upon variables such as patient factors, the cause of encephalitis, and response to therapies employed. ...Read more

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3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

Japanese Encephaliti: Hard to say whether or not this is curable. Your friend should report this to her doctor for follow up on her illness. ...Read more

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How common is encephalitis in the us?

Encephalitis: There are numerous types of encephalitis. Please tell me which type of encephalitis that is concerning you and i can provide you with a more detailed answer, thank you! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: encephalitis?

What is the definition or description of: encephalitis?

Inflamed brain: 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 neurons of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations of encephalitis?

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What are the manifestations of encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Most viral encephalitis show none or few mild flu-like symptoms such as fever & headaches & fatigue & muscle/joint aches. More severe cases also show confusion, agitation, delirium, seizures, muscle weakness, double vision, smell/speech/hearing problems, loss of consciousness. Infants & young kids may also show stiffness, nausea, vomiting, irritability, constant crying, poor feeding. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms of encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Headache confusion and altered mental status. A medical emergency! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of encephalitis (japanese)?

What are the symptoms of encephalitis (japanese)?

Variable: Mild infections may occur with mild symptoms of fever with headache. More severe infection is marked by quick onset, headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions (especially in infants) and spastic paralysis. It is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in asia. It is transmitted by rice field mosquitoes. ...Read more

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How long do you treat encephalitis?

How long do you treat encephalitis?

Viral encephalitis: Most cases of encephalitis are viral in origin. Except for herpes virus encephalitis, there are no medications that are useful. Treatment continuesfor as long as the patient has symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Inflammation Of The Brain (Definition)

Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, most ...Read more