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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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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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Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Sedation and seizure: Phenobarb was used as a way to comtrol seizure and sedate . Peaple with encephalitis many time are very agitated and may risk seizures there is not much use today but it was used in the past successfully. Our area dosen't see this use anymorelike we used to. ...Read more

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What tyoe of headache do you expiriencr when you have encephalitis?

What tyoe of headache do you expiriencr when you have encephalitis?

Headaches: The predominant headache accompanying encephalitis is a feeling of pressure either pushing out from the brain or as pressure pushing in on the skull. There may be sensitivity to light. The headaches will generally be worse when you are in bed, rather than upright. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis genetic?

No: Encephalitis is an inflammatory process involving the brain that is usually caused by infection, either viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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What is powassan encephalitis?

Tick-borne virus: Powassan encephalitis is a type of tick-borne encephalitis (inflammation in the brain) in which the virus is transmitted by tick bites. Powassan encephalitis occurs in canada and the United States. ...Read more

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Who gets powassan encephalitis?

Who gets powassan encephalitis?

Tick borne virus: It is encephalitis caused usually by a virus which is transmitted by a tick. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Powassan says that there is a particular cause for this inflammation of the brain. ...Read more

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Encephalitis lethargica: any help?

Read: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis_lethargica/encephalitis_lethargica.htm

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What bacteria can cause encephalitis?

What bacteria can cause encephalitis?

There are 3 main bac: streptococcal pnumoiae, neisseria meningitidis, and haemophilus influenzae. There are several others as well ...Read more

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What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

Limbic encephalitis: Short-term memory loss gradually is often the primary manifestation of this disease, but it may not be noticed because headache, irritability, sleep disturbance, delusions, hallucinations, agitation, seizures and psychosis tend to predominate and obscure the memory issues. ...Read more

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Are there vaccinations for encephalitis?

Are there vaccinations for encephalitis?

Encephalitis: It depends. There are vaccines for some types of viral encephalopathies like meales, varicela, arbovirus. Autoimmune encephalopathies don't necessarily have vaccines. There are a ton of causes including, west nile, japanese, western equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis murray valley encephalitis la crosse encephalitis colorado tick fever. Autoimmune encephalitis. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis a complication of lupus?

Rarely: Lupus can affect almost any organ system in severe cases. This would be a medical emergency that would require hospitalization with a team approach of experienced physicians including a rheumatologist, neurologist and infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Can humans catch west nile encephalitis?

Can humans catch west nile encephalitis?

Mosquito bites: West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes. Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite. ...Read more

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What can be done for viral encephalitis?

What can be done for viral encephalitis?

Depends on the virus: Most cases of viral encephalitis may be minimal and clinically mild and flu-like. But herpes encephalitis and west nile could both be deadly. We have some vaccines, and also anti-viral agents, and, of course, excellent in-patient care in various hospitals. Early treatment results in more favorable outcomes. Mosquitos are often vectors. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Brain Infection (Definition)

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