What is Encephalitis?
Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain most commonly caused by a viral infection that causes the brain to swell resulting in symptoms including seizures, unconsciousness and personality changes. Encephalitis can occur from a bacterial infection like meningitis or it may possible from other infectious diseases like rabies or syphilis.
It is claimed that the cause of 50% of cases of encephalitis goes unknown. Certain parasitic protozoal infestations, like toxoplasma or Naegleria fowleri can also cause encephalitis in people with problematic immune systems. Brain damage can occur as the inflamed brain pushes against the skull. Find sites offering symptom details diagnosis and treatment information listed in this dedicated section of ABLEize.
Offers a downloadable fact sheet providing information on encephalitis. Also explains the causes with full symptom details and explains the testing procedure.
Resource site for those suffering from encephalitis. Includes news and events plus research and recovery details.
Encephalitis explained by one of the UK’s largest brain injury organisation. Includes details of the diagnosis process, available treatments and causes.