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Encephalitis

Encephalitis

Encephalitis refers to the inflammation of the tissues of the brain, and viral infections are the most common cause of this condition. Children, the elderly and those with a weak immune system are the most vulnerable. When it strikes, it can be quite serious causing seizure, weakness, personality changes and other changes depending on the part of the brain that is affected.There are many types of encephalitis; most of these are caused by viruses.

The signs and symptoms of encephalitis range from very mild symptoms to potentially life threatening ones. The signs and symptoms include: