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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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I have a cold sore on my lip for 4 days. Few days back I've started to feel bit drowsiness, I read its symptom of encephalitis but I don't have fever?

I have a cold sore on my lip for 4 days. Few days back I've started to feel bit drowsiness, I read its symptom of encephalitis but I don't have fever?

Not likely encephali: Herpes encephalitis is a severe illness. By now you should have signs of encephalitis, altered mental status, headache, even seizures. If you do not have these signs, you are probably experiencing cold symptoms which triggered the cold sore. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms of encephalitis?

What are main symptoms of encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Headache confusion and altered mental status. A medical emergency! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of encephalitis (japanese)?

Variable: Mild infections may occur with mild symptoms of fever with headache. More severe infection is marked by quick onset, headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions (especially in infants) and spastic paralysis. It is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in asia. It is transmitted by rice field mosquitoes. ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, confusion, agitation, sensitivity to light, coma, seizures, and paralysis. Infants may also demonstrate poor feeding, irritability, bulging fontanelle, and body stiffness. ...Read more

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Is there a dr. That can help figure out if I have late onset encephalitis symptoms?

Is there a dr. That can help figure out if I have late onset encephalitis symptoms?

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

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Symptoms a 2 month old has of encephalitis?

Symptoms a 2 month old has of encephalitis?

Neonate encephalitis: Neonatal encephalitis is often characterized by symptoms of central nervous system dysfunction. An infant with neonatal encephalopathy may exhibit abnormal level of consciousness, seizures, tone and reflex abnormalities, apnea, and feeding difficulties. This is often caused by herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of flu-induced encephalitis?

What are the symptoms of flu-induced encephalitis?

Headaches & seizures: Symptoms include headache, seizures, altered state of cognitive function, altered mental status and increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with west nile encephalitis?

What are the symptoms associated with west nile encephalitis?

West nile disease: West nile encephalitis affects about 1 in 150 people who are infected with the virus. It may manifest with fever, stiff neck, headache, confusion, stupor, coma, tremors, seizure, weakness and possibly paralysis. ...Read more

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Person with encephalitis in intensive care unit, what's the worst that can happen?

Encephalitis: Encephalitis is a serious condition. The outcomes can vary from complete recovery to being fatal, and a number of outcomes in between. It is important to maintain open lines of communication with the health care team regarding the patient's progress. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes encephalitis?

Herpes encephalitis.: Is certainly one of the most common and most treatable causes of viral encephalitis in the usa. It presents with fever, headache, nausea, confusion leading to coma. Early consideration based on. Clinical grounds, brain imaging and spinal fluid exam with prompt empiric treatment with Acyclovir can dramatically decrease the death rate and residual symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

Brain inflammation: Symptoms may include headache, altered ability to concentrate and focus, acute fatigue and a picture consistent with chronic fatigue and altered mental status. ...Read more

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Could you please explain metabolism of the brain, the prognosis, and symptoms? Also auto-immune encephalitis prognosis and symptoms?

Could you please explain metabolism of the brain, the prognosis, and symptoms?  Also auto-immune encephalitis prognosis and symptoms?

A lot of questions: Briefly: metabolism of the brain refers to how the brain processes its energy source which is principally glucose. There are ways to assay this such as cerebral microdialysis or special pet scans. Metabolism can be altered in conditions like head injury or stroke. Auto-immune encephal. Is usually from antibodies directed against brain antigens. Symptoms vary: can include seizure, weakness, dementia. ...Read more

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Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Like Parkinson's: Japanese b can affect the basal ganglia and some patients develop parkinsonian like symptoms. This can be treated and controlled with the usual parkinson drugs. ...Read more

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How do I recover from vaccine-induced (twinrix) encephalitis, dysesthesias, and rage/psychosis? (symptoms lasting 4yrs so far)

How do I recover from vaccine-induced (twinrix) encephalitis, dysesthesias, and rage/psychosis? (symptoms lasting 4yrs so far)

Get help now!: Post encephalitic symptoms may be ameliorated by appropriate medications. You need psychiatric and neurological evaluations including eeg and spect or fmri scan. With such evaluation, one or the other can begin the process of finding medication that will give you some relief. ...Read more

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Can NMDA receptor encephalitis have debilitating symptoms along with peripheral neuropathy pain? I'm going to mayo clinic in september. I feel awful

Can NMDA receptor encephalitis have debilitating symptoms along with peripheral neuropathy pain?  I'm going to mayo clinic in september. I feel awful

encephalitis sequel: Sequel of encephalitis of any kind can include symptoms of neuropathic pain, especially arising from the central and less commonly from the peripheral nervous stem. Loss of neuronal placidity may impede natural healing thereby creating a chronic problem. Treatment is largely based on small research data and on anecdotal expert pinion. ...Read more

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My endo said my graves disease may have caused my brain to swell with symptoms that mimic encephalitis. He has prescribed me steroids. Correct dx?

My endo said my graves disease may have caused my brain to swell with symptoms that mimic encephalitis.  He has prescribed me steroids. Correct dx?

Cannot diagnose: Your endocrinologist is certainly operating from a better prospectus than we could, not having examined you and not having access to the results of studies run. If you have serious questions about the diagnosis and treatment would strongly suggest getting a second opinion from somebody who can evaluate you in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Brain Infection (Definition)

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