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Will someone with a dampened immune system more likely develop encephalitis?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: How dampened

Encephalitis is pretty rare, even in an immunodeficient person.
Depending on the cause of the immune defect, someone may be prone to certain types of infections.

In brief: How dampened

Encephalitis is pretty rare, even in an immunodeficient person.
Depending on the cause of the immune defect, someone may be prone to certain types of infections.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc.
.. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can sometimes cause encephalitis. A weakened immune system makes one more likely to get these diseases and get encephalitis.

In brief: Yes

Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc.
.. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can sometimes cause encephalitis. A weakened immune system makes one more likely to get these diseases and get encephalitis.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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