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Viral Encephalitis Long Term Effects
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
How long cn it take to restore normal functionality after brain swelling due to viral encephalitis/meningitis? What are the chances of full recovery?
Good chance: Depending on the severity of the meningitis, I have found that most of my patients do very well, and have a full, or near full recovery. Occasionally, there are cases that leave behind scars that can lead to seizures, or brain injury. However, this is best answered by the neurologist or neurosurgeon that was involved with the specific case, since there can be many factors relating to outcome. ...Read more
Hw long brain swelling aftr japanese encephalitis takes to cure & whn cn v expect maximum recovery? Viral encephalitis is less serious thn bacterial?
I had a form of viral encephalitis when I was three years old, now 22 I am curious to know if I am at risk for it again now?
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
Viral encephalitis vs meningitis which is more serious nd fatal and which can be cured to a good level after it happens? Usual recovery time?
CNS infection: This is dependent on the causative agents, the time therapy is begun, the immune status of the person infected, the therapy available and other factors. There is not a simple answer to this question. ...Read more
Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment
Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read more
Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?
Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection.
Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. ...Read more
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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I've had bacterial meningitus once and viral 3 times over 18 year time. Are there long term effects from these illnesses? Or from so many lp?
Meningitis: Long-term complications of meningitis can include memory loss, residual headache, learning difficulties, and weakness to name a few. If you have recurrent cases of meningitis, you could have a condition called "mollaret's meningitis". For more information, talk to your doctor and visit: http://www.Meningitisfoundationofamerica.Org/templates/content-view/92/index.Html. ...Read more
What can be used to control the joint and muscle pain caused by lacrosee viral encepholitis? I was diagnosed several months back but still suffer.
Viral encephalitis: La crosse is a bunyavirus of the california group, family bunyaviridae, and an agent of bunyavirus encephalitis. Recovery is usually complete and residual effects rare. It is impossible for me to know whether your musculoskeletal symptoms are secondary to that or you had some other concomitant problem. See a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more
Depends: There is no easy answer to your question. It really depends in multiple factors, including the severity of disease, course of treatment, etc. However if your symptoms don't improve or get worse, you should get checked. ...Read more
How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo.Gl/qyyih?
In positive cases hw long can brain swelling takes to cure if caused due to japanese encephalitis. Plz time of full recovery to normal physical motor?
Inappropriate here: The neurological problem you allude to cannot be helped via the internet. See a neurologist. Please. ...Read more
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.
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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Varies: If encephalitis spreads to the hypothalamus it is hard to predict, because there are many nuclei or "centers" in the hypothalamus that do very different and sometimes opposite functions. For example some people with encephalitis lethargica slept constantly while others could not fall asleep at all, because different nuclei were affected. ...Read more
Time for a visit: I would consult with a neurologist who can review your history and physical findings. Any testing needed would be guided by these findings. After all information is collected, you may have an answer. ...Read more