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What Is The Difference Between Meningitis And Encephalitis
Location, location: The meninges is a thick set of membranes that cover the brain. There is fluid within these membranes that can become infected. There may be some spread into vessels that go into the brain. The encephalon is the brain cells. If infection affects the meninges it is meningitis. If the infection gets into brain cells, it is encephalitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have pain at base of head, scared about meningitis, would you have a fever with meningitis or encephalitis?
Yes: This is not the typical presentation, but meningitis could present with listlessness and altered mental state without fever and vomiting. The key here is ill appearance in a patient who does not improve their mental state with a dose of motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat : The biggest issue is more the medicines you take to control your autoimmune disease. They suppress your immune system to keep your body from attacking itself. However, it also prevents your immune system from attacking an invading infection and so in that way would make you more susceptible to these infections. ...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
Unlikely: No deaths have been reported with nasal vaccine. In large series there were no severe side effects. There are few reports of meningitis and even fewer of encephalitis that were reported after introduction of the vaccine. These complications are listed in the package insert and the fda web site. Considering the huge number of children and adults vaccinated, these complications are unlikely. ...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
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