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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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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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How many people contracted japanese encephalitis in asia?

How many people contracted japanese encephalitis in asia?

Encephalitis: Japanese encephalitis is the leading cause of encephalitis in asia with 30, 000-50, 000 cases/year. I. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Japanese encephalitis?

What is the definition or description of: Japanese encephalitis?

Japanese encephaliti: Japanese encephalitis is disease found in Asia and the Western Pacific which can be transmitted by a mosquito carrying the Japanese encephalitis virus. See: https://www. Cdc. Gov/japaneseencephalitis/index. Html

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One of my friend got infected with japanese encephalitis and she is semiconscious for last seven days. What to do? She is not gaining consciousness.

One of my friend got infected with japanese encephalitis and she is semiconscious for last seven days. What to do? She is not gaining consciousness.

Depends: I am assuming of course that your friend is in intensive care at hospital. It may take awhile. Please discuss with doctors caring for your friend as they may be able to update you more. But give it time especially if progress day to day being made. Supportive care is all that can be done in your friend's case. I hope your friend recovers soon hang in there ok. ...Read more

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He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...

He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...

A few suggestions: Not sure where you live, or what is available. Disease can be very nasty, and leave lasting problems, but 9 Y.O. Child has far better chance of full recovery than elderly adult. Would recommend a team comprised of infectious disease specialists, and experienced neurologists. Might do best being treated at famous facility such as boston children's, johns hopkins cmsc, mayo. I hope for recovery. ...Read more

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Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis?

Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis?

Depends: There are two jev vaccines licensed in the us & available through physicians offices or clinics. One, the je-mb vaccine is no longer in production (2006) & may be in short supply. The other, available for adults >18yo, is the je-vc called Ixiaro & distributed by novartis. A few vaccines are produced in asia but not available in the us. See www. Cdc. Gov/travel for details. ...Read more

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How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo. Gl/qyyih?

How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo. Gl/qyyih?

JE: Japanese encephalitis can affect the brain tissue and cause edema. The edema should regress but the affected brain may never return to baseline. See your neurologist for deeper explanations. An MRI can show you what is left to work with after encephalitis has taken its toll. ...Read more

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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

See the details: Travelers to endemic countries staying over 1 month in rural areas are candidates to receive vaccine. The vaccine is given in a 3-dose series; the first two doses are given 1 week apart and the third dose 30 days later.
Booster doses are given every 2 years. ...Read more

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When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more

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It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

Also: Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age. As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed. ...Read more

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Is the Japanese encephalitis vaccine required for travel to Shiga prefecture, Japan or can I opt out of it?

Unless endemic: Likely you do not need the vaccine but check the online government site of the CDC, and check out their recommendations. ...Read more

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Do I need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccine living in Bangkok suburbs? I have gotten bit by many Mosquitos and am freaked out over JE risk

Do I need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccine living in Bangkok suburbs? I have gotten bit by many Mosquitos and am freaked out over JE risk

Japanese Encephaliti: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - lists underwhat situations the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine is recommended in Thailand. See: https://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/thailand ** you may need to check to see if any cases have been reported in your area. ...Read more

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What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines (usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines (usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

Go for it: As long as the vaccine was stored properly you don't have to "start over" because of an extended time after dose one. Another very effective approach is that before you go to wherever it is that you're going spray your outer garments that you will be wearing with 0.2% permethrin (Permanone Tick Repellant). After you don the clothes parts of your body will not b covered. That's where u put DEET. 99 ...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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Frnd is suffering for japanese encephalitis. Please see her CT scan report here http://goo. Gl/mqb6o & tell me how long it takes to recover. Plz help.

Frnd is suffering for japanese encephalitis. Please see her CT scan report here http://goo. Gl/mqb6o & tell me how long it takes to recover. Plz help.

NOT PREDICTABLE: Arthopod borne encephalitis can be very difficult to treat, and there is potential brain injury which can be permanent. Assuming good outcome, likely about 6-9 months to return to level of prior functioning. Suggest a conference with the treatment team, plans for rehab, and their opinion regarding prognosis.
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Frnd is suffering from japanese encephalitis and is semiconscious for last 7 days. Here is her CT scan report http://goo. Gl/buoxq when she can b fine?

Frnd is suffering from japanese encephalitis and is semiconscious for last 7 days. Here is her CT scan report http://goo. Gl/buoxq when she can b fine?

Hard to say: The scan retort doesn't sound as bad as it could be. Encephalitis can have devastating effects and can take a long time to recover. Some people have long term damage. Your friend will probably take weeks, or longer, to get over this. ...Read more

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Hw long brain swelling aftr japanese encephalitis takes to cure & whn cn v expect maximum recovery? Viral encephalitis is less serious thn bacterial?

Japanese encephaliti: This very severe disease has a better than 30% mortality rate and a 30% incidence of neurological dysfunction after recovery. Severity of both depend upon the particular organism causing the brain inflammation. ...Read more

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Frnd recovrd frm unconscious to conscious withn 40 dys aftr hvng brain edema due to japanese encephalitis. Mri and spect scan r gud. Whn she'll b fine?

Can take a while: Glad to hear your friend woke up from coma. Some patients make remarkable recoveries but it may be a very lengthy process. Should the infection (and associated immune attack on the brain tissue) have caused actual nerve cell or nerve fiber loss, your friend may never make a full recovery. Keep supporting her! Good nutrition - b vitamins and dha help the brain recover. ...Read more

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Frnd had brain edema due to japanese encephalitis. Mri & spect scan says no major damage. But recovery is very slow. Not able to speak clearly. Why?

Cannot rely on tests: Encephalitis is an inflammatory disorder of the brain. Cat scan and MRI are tests of anatomy, not brain function. These tests may be normal while the function of the cells is abnormal. ...Read more

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Will tonic water (It has quinine) prevent malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue? I will be vacationing in an area where those diseases are endemic

Will tonic water (It has quinine) prevent malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue? I will be vacationing in an area where those diseases are endemic

Absolutely not: These mosquito borne diseases are all very serious, in fact potentially fatal. Avoiding the bug-bite is of paramount importance. Get some bug spray, socks, long pants, and netting if outdoors to avoid bites. There are anti-malarial medications available, and a Japanese encephalitis vaccine, but there is nothing so far for dengue. I highly recommend visiting a travel doc before going to these areas ...Read more

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Brain edema due to japanese encephalitis, nw she's conscious bt hvng difficulty in swallowing nd hr left limbs r little weak, suggest some exercises.

Brain edema due to japanese encephalitis, nw she's conscious bt hvng difficulty in swallowing nd hr left limbs r little weak, suggest some exercises.

Consult neuro: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait. ...Read more

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What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

Common??: Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that have no cure. Supportive meds/fluids can make the patient comfortable with the hope that the immune system will beat it. When the germ is a herpes virus they do have an antiviral that helps but once established is difficult to reverse damage already underway. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Japanese Encephalitis (Definition)

A disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms usually take five-15 days to develop and include fever, headache, vomiting, confusion, and difficulty moving. Symptoms that develop later include swelling around ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more