What is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is a term referring to inflammation (swelling) of the brain. This kind of swelling can lead to everything from headaches, vomiting and sensitivity to Light all the way to Seizures and Death. Cause of the encephalitis is very important find. CT's, MRI's and a procedure called a lumbar puncture are some of the specific tests your doctor might ask for. Admission to the hospital is normal

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Can you have encephalitis for two months?

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Depends on cause.

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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. Encephalitis is inflamation of...

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i think i have encephalitis. some symptoms i have are severe headache with no change after 1000 mg tylenol 3x a day, low grade fever, agitation,...

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Welcome on HCM!

I carefully read your question and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to an infection.

I can not determine...

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I live in China. My (Chinese) friend's 10 year old son has been severely sick for 8 days. Bad headache and vomiting if he moves. No fever. No...

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Thanks for posting your query.

Severe headache with vomiting in a child without any fever could be due to inflammation and infection of...

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