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Information about Encephalitis

We Have to Know about the Encephalitis

  • Inflammation of the brain

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Is there very high fever along with a severe headache and altered consciousness?

Causes of Encephalitis

  • Viruses, sometimes
  • Mosquitoes carry arboviruses during warm weather

Do’s and Don’ts of Encephalitis

Signs & Symptoms of Encephalitis

  • Fever, headache, vomiting, malaise and stiff neck and back
  • Alteration in consciousness, personality changes, seizures, and limb weakness

Medical advice for Encephalitis

  • All suspected cases should consult the doctor as soon as possible

Risk factors of Encephalitis

  • AIDS
  • Warm months of the year
  • Visiting or living in areas of the country where mosquito-borne viruses are common

Treatment for Encephalitis

  • Requires inpatient treatment for acute medical care

Self-care for Encephalitis

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants if you’re outside between dusk and dawn
  • Apply mosquito repellent
  • Get rid of water sources outside your home
  • Keep mosquitoes out of your home

Investigations for Encephalitis

  • Examination of CSF, obtained using a procedure called a lumbar puncture. This is an uncomfortable investigation involves passing a needle into space
  • CT Scan of Brain
Risk factors of Encephalitis
                     Causes of Encephalitis