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Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Is brain inflamation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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What can white matter and inflammation on sjögren's patients brain MRI mean? Was told not to worry for now .

What can white matter and inflammation  on sjögren's patients brain MRI mean? Was told not to worry for now .

Correction(probably): My guess is someone told you (or tried to tell you) "white matter degeneration." evidence of inflammation in the brain (sjogren's or not) is clearly something to worry about. But white matter degeneration may be something not to worry about. Reason: it is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in people without sjogrens as well as those without neurological problems. Don't worry at this time. ...Read more

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Brain pet scan no metabolic activity means no cancer of brain or no cancer anywhere in my body? Does this also mean no inflammation, hypometabolism?

Brain pet scan no metabolic activity means no cancer of brain or no cancer anywhere in my body?  Does this also mean no inflammation, hypometabolism?

Unclear: Pet scans of the brain can miss tumors, so a negative one doesn't necessarily mean you are in the clear. A study limited to the brain would not rule out other problems elsewhere. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain?

What causes inflammation of the brain?

Brain inflammation: Can be cauysed by infectious or autoimmune (collagen-vascular) conditions, or some other brain insult. For example edema or inflammation surrounding a bleed or tumor. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain?

What is inflammation of the brain?

Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more

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What will help with inflammation of the brain?

What will help with inflammation of the brain?

Inflammation brain: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the underlying disease producing the inflammation. In certain situations corticosteroids are attempted to reduce brain inflammation, but the response is variable, and this requires consideration of the risk/benefit with your doctor. In some cases this may be contraindicated or of no benefit. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

Fever, headache, etc: For example, meningitis, which involves membrane that cover the brain, can cause headache, fever. Encephalitis, which involves brain tissue, can cause drowsiness, confusion, seizure. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more