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What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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