Brain fever

What is Brain fever?

Brain fever describes a medical condition where a part of the brain becomes inflamed and causes symptoms that present as fever. The terminology is dated, and is encountered most often in Victorian literature, where it typically describes a potentially life-threatening illness brought about by a severe emotional upset. Conditions that may be described as brain fever include:

In Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story "The Crooked Man", the term is used to refer to a woman suffering from a state of shock when her husband has been murdered. The term is also used in "The Naval Treaty", in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; here it refers to Percy Phelps, an old schoolmate of Dr Watson’s, who was distraught after losing important diplomatic papers. He was so upset that he had a fit and went almost mad, before he “lay for over nine weeks, unconscious, and raving mad with brain fever.” Similarly, brain fever is also mentioned in the Holmes stories "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" and "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual".

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Sir good evening a girl when she was 13 year old then she was being suffered with brain fever now she is 25 year old then I want to know she is now...

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Most patients make complete recovery, consult neurologist or psychiatrist

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I just want to check whether we can cure brain fever or not. My daughter is suffering from Brain fever and she is in advanced stage. at present...

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Outcome depends on clinical condition

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my daughter age is 18 months she s not take in brain fever vaccine it s neccessary to take in this vaccine?

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its not compulsory.
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