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What happens when someone has encephalitis?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain typically caused by a viral infection.
Signs and symptoms may include headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, weakness, trouble walking, confusion or agitation, seizures, coma, and paralysis. Treatment is supportive and depends upon the cause and course of illness. Outcome varies.

In brief: Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain typically caused by a viral infection.
Signs and symptoms may include headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, weakness, trouble walking, confusion or agitation, seizures, coma, and paralysis. Treatment is supportive and depends upon the cause and course of illness. Outcome varies.
Dr. Jason Adler
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