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Disease Name: Encephalitis


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Overview / Case Definition

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Viral infections are the most common cause of the condition. Encephalitis can cause flu-like symptoms, such as a fever or severe headache. It can also cause confused thinking, seizures, or problems with senses or movement. However, many cases of encephalitis result in only mild flu-like symptoms or even no symptoms. Severe cases of encephalitis, while relatively rare, can be life-threatening. Because the course of any single case of encephalitis can be unpredictable, it's important to get a timely diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic. (5/15/2014). Diseases and Conditions: Encephalitis. Retrieved from www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/encephalitis/badics/definition/CON-20021917


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