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I have a donated organ, will I be more susceptible to encephalitis infection?

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Immuno

Transplant recipients can be more susceptible to infections given the anti rejection meds can suppress the normal immune function.

In brief: Immuno

Transplant recipients can be more susceptible to infections given the anti rejection meds can suppress the normal immune function.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: If immunosuppressed

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 suppressed immune system makes one more likely to get these diseases and get encephalitis.

In brief: If immunosuppressed

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 suppressed immune system makes one more likely to get these diseases and get encephalitis.
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