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What is encephalitis? Has anyone died of it?

Brain infection. Encephalitis is an infection of brain substance. While it is usually associated with viral infections it can be caused by bacteria and fungi. Encephalitis can be mild or severe. Death can occur from encephalitis for example herpes virus, eastern equine and many others. Read more...

What causes spongioform encephalitis?

Prions. Spongiform encephalitis is the name for creutzfeldt–jakob disease, and mad cow disease. These are caused by misfolded proteins, prions, that act as infectious agents. Read more...
Great question. Spongiform is used by neuro pathologists to describe the appearance of the brain at autopsy. Many early cases could not be determined as to cause. The patient had a prolonged miserable course and then died. No specific cause could be found, but the brain was full of small holes like a sponge. We now know most are caused by latent viruses or prions. Read more...

What is japanese encephalitis?

Mosquito-borne virus. Japanese encephalitis (inflammation in the brain) is caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito bite, common in parts of asia, especially where rice fields are located. A vaccine is available in the U.S., for people who plan to visit high-risk areas in asia. Read more...
Mosquito bite dz. This is a virus transmitted by mosquito bites which causes infection of the central nervous system (brain). Symptoms include fevers, chills, headache, neck stiffness, confusion, and possibly seizure. A lumbar puncture (spinal tap) is often necessary to diagnose the disease. There is no specific treatment for this disease, but it often gets better on its own. Read more...

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...
Tick-borne . This is a viral infection of the central nervous system (brain) that is contracted from the bite of a tick. Symptoms can include fever, confusion, headache, and seizures. There is no cure and most of the time it resolves on its own. A lumbar puncture (spinal tap) is often necessary to make the diagnosis. Read more...

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...

What is west nile encephalitis?

Mosquito-borne virus. West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person from west nile virus. Read more...