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Describe the features of a brain and spinal cord infection.?
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Allison Greco
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In brief: Go to ER now
An infection of the area surrounding the brain can cause meningitis- fever, stiff neck, headache, and changes in conciousness.
An infection within the brain itself is encephalitis- causing changes in personality, level of conciousness, and even seizures or other abnormal movements. These conditions are both very life-threatening, but treatable, and should be evaluated by a physician immediately.

In brief: Go to ER now
An infection of the area surrounding the brain can cause meningitis- fever, stiff neck, headache, and changes in conciousness.
An infection within the brain itself is encephalitis- causing changes in personality, level of conciousness, and even seizures or other abnormal movements. These conditions are both very life-threatening, but treatable, and should be evaluated by a physician immediately.
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