Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Is brain inflamation. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible.

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How can viral encephalitis cause inflammation in the brain?

Infection . Viral encephalitis is an infection of the brain (like meningitis but that is an infection of the covering of the brain-the meninges). The infection causes an increase in white blood cells-that is the cause of the inflammation. The white blood cells fight the infection. Read more...
Encephalitis. Viral encephalitis is a viral infection of the brain. Brain swelling occurs due to the inflammation. Read more...