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Doctor insights on: Medical Code Septic Encephalitis

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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 does it mean to be medically septic?

What does it mean to be medically septic?

Severe illness: Sepsis is when a bacterial infection gets into the blood system and spreads the infection to the whole body. Septic shock occurs when the blood pressure drops and pulse goes up. Very dangerous and can be lethal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to wake from a medically induced coma? There may still be some infection after a septic shock episode.

How long does it take to wake from a medically induced coma? There may still be  some infection after a septic shock episode.

Depends: Depends on how badly the organs have failed during the septic shock episode - particularly kidneys and liver that clear medicines from the body. So it may be immediate or delayed up to several days. If it doesn't happen when expected, further work-up is warranted to rule out a stroke or other problems that may have happened during the coma. ...Read more

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Can you get encephalitis from a mosquito?

Can you get encephalitis from a mosquito?

Rarely: Some of the more unusual encephalitides can be transmitted by means of a mosquito. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is encephalitis transmitted?

Can you tell me how is encephalitis transmitted?

Encephalitis: The two most common vectors for transmission of encephalitis are by a bacterial infection or a virus infection - the infection gets to the brain and causes the encephalitis ...Read more

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What is the history of encephalitis? Who discovered it?

What is the history of encephalitis? Who discovered it?

Encephalitis: Encephalitis is an infection of the brain. The concept of infection due to a bacteria or virus only developed in the last quarter of the 19th century. The organisms causing the various encephalitis disorders began to be classified in the first half of the 20th century ...Read more

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What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

What are  common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. For many cases, there is no definite cure. In certain cases, antiviral/antimicrobial medication or steroid medication may be used. ...Read more

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What insect may carry and transmit encephalitis?

Many: Encephalitis is a disease of the brain cells that is usually caused by a virus or other agent that gets into the brain cells from the blood stream. They are put into your blood by an agent that injects them into you through a bite. Fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs can do this. They bite an infected person or animal and suck the agent from their blood and then inject it into you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flu-induced encephalitis?

Headaches & seizures: Symptoms include headache, seizures, altered state of cognitive function, altered mental status and increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more